West Sussex

Type:Towns & Villages

West Sussex, RH16 1AA


Situated to the north of Haywards Heath, lindfield has four ingredients traditionally required for an attractive Sussex village -a historic church, a picturesque High Street, (once one of the coaching routes to Brighton), a tranquil pond graced by wildfowl and a large open Common.

The focal point of village activities since 1911 has been the King Edward Hall. During the First World War it was a military hospital when 900 sodiers were nursed there. In the Second World War it became a gymnasium and lecture room for Canadian troops.

All Saints Church dates from 1098 and overlooks the village. Next to the church, the oldest building is Church House, known as "The Tiger". It was once an inn for travellers in need of food and lodging.
The Common itself has a long history of livestock and pleasure fairs, and although the sheep fairs have now disappeared there is still an annual funfair. The cricket pitch on the common has seen matches with New Zealand, Australia and Holland. The Common still plays an important role in village life, not only for sport but for events such as Village Day, the circus and Bonfire Night.

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