From knights to clothiers and smugglers to Sheriffs, things have not always been as peaceful at the Walled Nursery as they are today. However, the first 600 years were a time of flourishing growth for the land then known as ‘Tongs’.
The Walled Nursery and neighbouring St Ronan’s School once combined to create the Estate known as Tongswood. The place name derived from the fact that two streams of the river Rother flows through the original Estate. Twang or tang is old English, meaning fork of two river streams.