Marden heritage remembered at new homes development

Dozens of people have made Highwood Green in Marden their new home, but the village’s past residents also have a place at the popular development.

May is Local and Community History Month, but those who’ve made Highwood Green their home will be able to remember the area’s heritage all year round.

The Redrow development is named after First World War hero Captain Sidney Highwood; while the roads within the housing venture have been named after local people.

Marden History Group has produced a booklet charting the historical influences behind the road names with copies distributed to residents of the new homes.

Rachael Baillie, sales director for Redrow Homes (South East), said:

“When we build new homes, like those at Highwood Green, we endeavour to recognise the area’s heritage and look for ways for the past to be remembered not just by our customers but for generations to come. In tribute to those who fought in the First World War we’ve named roads after local men with Gaskin Way, Packham Drive and Tippen Way amongst others all having historical links.”

It’s not just the name of the development and the roads that give a nod to the past. The design of the homes at Highwood Green is inspired by the architecture of the Arts & Crafts era (c1850 – 1915).

But while externally they look very traditional, inside they’re bright and modern, with a high specification as standard.

It’s a combination that’s proving popular – 80 per cent of the development has now been sold. Current availability at Highwood Green includes three, four and five-bedroom homes, with prices from £399,995.

To find out more about the properties, visit the development see

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