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The village is ideally placed for exploring both the Sussex Weald, South Downs and visiting the larger towns of Crawley and Horsham.


Fishers Farm Park – Rural activities, farmyard, barns, rides and much more. Wey and Arun Canal – Partial restoration started; boat trips available.


Road – The village stands on the intersection of the A29 (Bognor Regis to Dorking road) and the A272 (known as the Wealden Highway)
Rail – Billingshurst stands on the Arun Valley Line which runs from Three Bridges (Crawley) to Arundel.

Brief History

The village probably started life as Saxon settlement known as Billingas Hyrst (Billa’ s sons wooded hill). In the 16th - 17th centuries Billingshurst was on the edge of the Sussex Glass making industry, there was a glass furnace at nearby Wanborough Green.

Famous People

Mike Read – Radio DJ
James Bolam – Actor (New Tricks, The Likely Lads)
Alvin Stardust – Pop Singer
Phil Collins – Genesis rock band

Approximate Population

The population recorded in the 2001 census was 6531

Nearest Tourist Information Centre

9 The Causeway, Horsham, East Sussex RH12 1HE
Tel: 01403 211661

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Visitor Information for other Sussex areas
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> Chichester
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> Hassocks
> Hastings
> Haywards Heath
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> Lancing
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> Littlehampton
> Mayfield
> Midhurst
> Newhaven
> Peacehaven
> Petworth
> Pevensey
> Polegate
> Pulborough

> Robertsbridge
> Rye
> Seaford

> Shoreham
> St Leonards
> Steyning
> Uckfield
> Wadhurst
> Winchelsea
> Worthing

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