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County - Sussex | Map
Tel code: 01403 | code search
Postcode: RH14 | code search
Population: 6500
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January
New Years Day Canal Cruises

May
NHA Garden and Local Produce Fair
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Fishers Farm Park
"I visited Fishers farm today with my two children aged 2 and 4 and we had such a fantastic day! The guy who wrote the review below must have been ..." More

Fishers Farm Park
"Hugely Overpriced for what it is. Gimmicky and tacky. Staff were rude to my daughter for no reason. Trying to be something that it will never be. Far better places ..." More

Ye Olde Six Bells
"Absolutely shocking service. I have been visiting this pub for many years and always had a great experience - until the current people started running it.... Saturday night amidst the credit ..." More

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The village of Billingshurst straddles the old Roman road of Stane Street that ran from Chichester to London, now part of the A29, although the modern road by-passes the village to the west. There is no direct evidence that there was a Roman settlement in the area although there some Roman bricks in the walls of St.Mary`s church. In the 16th - 17th centuries Billingshurst was on the edge of the Sussex Glass making industry, there was a glass furnace at Wanborough Green three miles to the west. There are some fine old houses in the village several with Horsham stone "slab" roofs; St.Mary`s church has a 13th century west tower the church was largely re-built in the 15th century when a broach style spire was added, the Nave has a 15th century wagon roof with a pattern of square panels and carved bosses at the intersections. The Unitarian church in the High Street was built in 1754, making it one of the oldest chapels still in use; the clock was made by Inkpen of Horsham in 1756. Prior to the opening of the railway in 1859 there were several stage coaches stopping at Billingshurst including the Mail coach "Comet" which ran from Bognor to London. It stopped at the Kings Arms leaving for London at 11:45 every day except Sunday, the return trip left at 1 o`clock. Ye Olde Six Bells is a 16th century half-timber Inn with an overhang along the whole first floor. The River Arun and the Wey & Arun Canal (open in 1816) run just to the west of the village and near-by is the Limeburners Arms converted from a row of 16th century cottages. The 20th century has seen Billingshurst expand with a shopping centre and modern library but it still manages to retain that "coaching air" feel.

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Fishers Farm Park

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Camping

Limeburners Arms Camp Site

Dentist

Dental Surgery

Doctor

The Surgery

Market

Cottage Farm Car Boot

Pub and Bar

Blue Ship
Kings Head
Railway Inn
Ye Olde Six Bells

Restaurant

Blue Ship
Monsoon
Ye Olde Six Bells

School

Billingshurst Infant School
Weald School

Solicitor

Anderson Longmore & Higham

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Abbey Private Hire Car
Cardinal Cars
Ivans Private Hire Car
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Sports Clubs

Billingshurst LTC (Tennis)

Shops

Flower Box The
Books & Things
Burdfields Country Market
Acorn Galleries
Jeremy Wood Fine Art
Steepwood Farm
Plaistow Stores

Antiques

Petworth Antiques

Activities

Wey & Arun Canal Trust Ltd(Boat Trips and Cruises)

Places to Stay near Billingshurst

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Travelodge Billingshurst Five Oaks (1.30 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Brinsbury Campus (2.46 miles)

Brinsbury Campus

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Brinsbury Campus is located on the outskirts of Pulborough situated in 250 hectares of rolling countryside. Brinsbury is ideally located Just 16 miles to Goodwood, 17 miles to Chichester and ... More

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Orchard Mead (3.51 miles)

Orchard Mead
John and Siggy Rutherford are your hosts at this charming and comfortable home set in rural surroundings but only 5 minutes from the main A29. Bedrooms are well equipped and comfortably furnished, including pure ... More
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Random Hall Hotel (3.90 miles)

Random Hall Hotel

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Chef Proprietor Nigel with his wife Cathy have run the business for 20 years, the majority of the time as a 3 star AA hotel. Now as a guest house ... More

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Red Lyon Public House & Restaurant (4.05 miles)

Situated in the centre of picturesque Slinfold village, close to the cricket field and St.Peters Parish Church, the Red Lyon has been an Ale House since the 17th Century.
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Chequers Hotel (5.00 miles)

Chequers Hotel

Chequers Hotel is a traditional small hotel on the edge of the South Downs in Pulborough. With extended breathtaking views over the Downs and Arun Wild Brooks, Chequers is the perfect place to enjoy an ... More | visit website

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Roundabout Hotel (5.69 miles)

Roundabout Hotel

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The Roundabout hotel is a get-away-from-it-all location in the heart of the West Sussex countryside. Elegance, peace and quiet, total comfort and personal service create a relaxed atmosphere with a hint ... More

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Arundel Holt Court (5.71 miles)

Arundel Holt Court

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Arundel Holt Court is a large family home set in the hills close to Petworth, Pulborough, Billingshurst, Fittleworth and Wisborough Green. We reckon we have one of the ... More | visit website

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Abingworth Hall (5.85 miles)

Abingworth Hall

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Abingworth Hall occupies a country estate that dates back some seven centuries and stands beside its own lake in seven acres of parkland within ... More

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South Lodge Hotel (6.08 miles)

South Lodge Hotel

Built in 1883 as a family home South Lodge still exudes that feel. Amongst the 93 acres of parkland are 260 varieties of Rhododendrons, Camellias and Azaleas, which, when in bloom, present a magnificent sea of colour. Inside ... More | visit website

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