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Henfield

West Sussex

Type:Towns & Villages

High Street, Henfield, W Sussex, BN5 9DA

Tel: +44 01403 211661

St. Peter's Church

About

Henfield is a delightful rural market town with a history dating from 770 AD, situated on a ridge overlooking the River Adur and the South Downs.

Henfield’s rural setting and compactness means an intimate and friendly atmosphere and a strong community spirit. There is a vibrant centre with many points of interest, a wide selection of independent shops, restaurants, pubs and the fascinating Henfield museum.

Its many listed buildings and old streets make Henfield an important conservation area. Venturing away from the High Street, down one of the many ‘twittens’ (narrow cobbled lanes), visitors will find themselves on one of Henfield’s three ancient Commons. The Commons have a fascinating history and today provide beautiful spots for walking, cycling and picnicking. Walk across Henfield Common to Swains farm shop to pick up some local Sussex food and drink for a picnic while watching a cricket match on what is thought to be the country’s oldest cricket ground, dating from 1771.

The Downs Link cycle route runs along the edge of Henfield and it provides a useful base for the South Downs and Woods Mill Nature Reserve making it a great place to stop for walkers, cyclists, families and local history enthusiasts.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
Henfield is on the A281, between Horsham and the A23. It is easily accessible from Brighton, Shoreham or Worthing from the A23 or A24, or from London via the M23.

Free parking is available at two public car parks, one situated on the west side of the High Street by the Public Library, and the other on the east side adjacent to the Henfield Hall. Both are signposted from the High Street

Public Transport Directions

By Bus
There are regular bus services to Brighton and Horsham (No. 17), Burgess Hill and Pulborough (No. 100) and Worthing (No. 106). For full details of all local bus routes and timetables see http://www.henfieldvillage.co.uk/services/travel.aspx

By Train:
The nearest train station is at Hassocks (5.6 miles). Alternatively you can get the train to Brighton or Horsham and the bus on from there.
Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for more information

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