Bryant, Richard. Tavistock and Summerhill School, A Brief History. Lindfield History Project Group, 2008 (pub. internet, Feb 2018).

Bucknall, Harold. Be A Man! A Word In Season to Junior Boys. George G. Harrap & Company, Kingsway, London, 1917.

Conveyance and Plan of the Skippers Hill Estate, made between Noel Lawrence Harris (vendor) and Harold Bucknall (purchaser), contains references to four other conveyances, a Wayleave Consent and an Assent. Certified copy dated 4 Jan 2008, drawn up by Cripps Harries Hall LLP, Solicitors, Tun. Wells, Kent, 30 October 1945.

Deed of Grant between Kathleen Mary Bucknall and Jack Bucknall, aka Tavistock Hall Preparatory School Limited, Heathfield (grantor) and South Eastern Gas Board, Croydon (lessee), 20 Mar 1970.

Duran, Dawn. Swedish Drill, A History, pub. internet, 2016.

Fry, Charles Burgess. A Life Worth Living. Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1939.

Genealogical records: and

HM Inspectors of Schools. Inspection Report on Skippers Hill Manor Preparatory School, Mayfield, Sussex (East). Department of Education & Science, London, 9 Dec 1969.

Kübler, Carl. Pocket Calculating Machine (for addition and subtraction), invented in Berlin in 1931. United States Patent Office, US Patent 1,961,053 granted 29 May 1934.

Lake, J., Edwards, B. South East Farmsteads Character Statement. English Heritage (now Historic England), 2014.

Lake, J., Edwards, B. Historic Farmsteads, A Manual for Mapping. English Heritage (now Historic England), 2018.

Paton’s List of Schools (Sussex, England), 1953.

Wilton, Iain. C.B. Fry: An English Hero. Richard Cohen Books, 1999.


Bucknall, Harold, of Skippers Hill Manor Preparatory School for Boys, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 6 Jul 1949. DOD 17 May 1956.

Faro, Richard Augustus, Regency Nursing Home, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, formerly of Hollingbury Court [ed. School], Warninglid, Haywards Heath, West Sussex. 24 Jul 1970. Codicil: 12 Jan 1976. DOD 31 Oct 1979.

Fry, JohnTHREE, [1788-1845], of Skippers Hill, in the Parish of Mayfield, Sussex. 2 Feb 1843. Codicil: 21 Dec 1844. DOD Jan 1845. [Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858;’s online version consulted].

Hood, Edith Lydia Drummond, Viscountess, of The Manor House, Five Ashes, Sussex. 25 May 1909. DOD 9 Mar 1911.

Hood, Francis Wheler, Viscount, died at 17 Hertford Street, Mayfair, in the County of Middlesex 4 Jul 1905. Home: The Manor House, Five Ashes, Sussex. Codicil (i) 1 Jul 1906 and Codicil (ii) 19 Feb 1907. DOD 27 Apr 1907.

Hughes, John Fry Samuel, of Skippers Hill, Mayfield, Sussex. 13 Nov 1891. DOD 18 Sep 1893.

Hughes, Samuel, late of Skippers Hill, Mayfield, Sussex. DOD 29 Nov 1887.

Mander, Richard John, of Sheet Anchor, 40 Hermitage Road, Dartmouth, Devon. 7 Dec 1982. DOD 14 Oct 1999.

Nicholson, Demain Lothian, of Skippers Hill, Five Ashes, Sussex. 4 Sep 1929. DOD 22 Jul 1931.

Nicholson, Frances Laura, late of Skippers Hill and lastly of Coopers, Five Ashes, Sussex. Resident of Stoneyhurst Nursing Home, Hindhead, Surrey. DOD 5 Sep 1952.

Nicholson, William Norris, of 43 Phillimore Gardens, Kensington, Middlesex. DOD 17 Jan 1889.

Philcox, Anna, of Burwash, Sussex. 20 May 1837. Codicil: 2 Jun 1840. DOD Q2 1841. [Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858;’s online version consulted].