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Billingshurst is a thriving village on the edge of the stunning South Downs, less than 20 miles from the beaches on the South Coast and 8 miles West of Horsham. Positioned on the old London to Chichester Road (Stane Street), it also lies on the London mainline railway line and the route of the Wey and Arun Canal.
The oldest building in the village is probably St Mary’s Parish Church, dating from the 12th Century and located on the highest point of the village. There are many notable buildings which give Billingshurst an old-fashioned charm, such as the Kings Arms pub and Ye Olde Six Bells, which has a picturesque overhanging jetty, typical of late medieval England. The High Street also contains an interesting 18th Century Unitarian Chapel, which has been home over the years to a local library and school.
EDUCATION & LEISURE
There are many good education options today in the area, including Billingshurst Primary School and the well-regarded Weald Community School and Sixth Form college. There are further outstanding options, both State and Independent, in Horsham and the surrounding areas. The Weald School also provides the village with a leisure centre, swimming pool and gym. Jubilee Fields has football and cricket pitches, a skate park and exercise trail. There are also plenty of local clubs and societies including a Horticultural Society, Rotary Club, Choral Society, WI, Chamber of Commerce and Dramatic Society, plus various sports clubs including Billingshurst Tennis Club just across from the station.
PROCESSION OF SHOPS
There is a real community spirit in Billingshurst, demonstrated by various annual festivals and events. These include the Billifest Family Fun Day and Christmas Fayre, when the High Street is closed to traffic and the Christmas stalls plus entertainment take over. The Billingshurst Show and Carnival Procession in June often features a dog show, falconry displays, fairground rides and even lawnmower racing!
The village has an impressive range of local independent shops and facilities that include Sainsbury’s Local and Tesco Express. You can get pretty much everything you need here, although there are further options at Cranleigh (10 miles) and Horsham (8 miles) - where you’ll find the larger supermarkets, Waitrose and John Lewis at Home. There are also several weekly local markets, providing a range of fresh and locally grown produce. For something more cultural, there are several theatres, museums and galleries in Horsham, mostly centred around The Capitol Arts Centre, home to the nearest cinema.
Billingshurst benefits from excellent transport connections, with a mainline station less than half a mile away, for trains to Horsham in 10 minutes and then a further hour direct into London Victoria. If you’re travelling by road, the A24 is just 6 miles away, linking quickly to the A23/M23 meaning that Brighton, the M25 and London are all within reach. This also brings Gatwick airport within easy reach (20 miles) should you wish to travel further afield.