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The village is a good starting point for walkers to use when hiking along the South Downs and the river courses. Historians would also find the area of interest.


Henfield Museum – Artefacts from pre-history, Medieval, Tudor through to Edwardian periods.
Newtimber Place – Moated house built in the 16th century


Road – The village is on the A281 road which runs from the A23 at Pyecombe, just north of Brighton, to Guildford in Surrey.

Brief History

People have lived here since the Middle Stone Age as various objects have been found. The Saxons created a settlement when they sailed up the Adur valley which at the time was much wider. A charter was given to Earl Warbald in 770AD to build a church. The Manor of Stretham (Henfield) belonged to the Bishops of Chichester for over a thousand years. This allowed the community to expand and so a town was born. Henfield has had a number of industries over the years, including brickmaking, quarrying and tanning.

Famous People

Adam Faith – Pop singer and actor
JB Morton – Writer for the Daily Express
Chris Adams – Sussex and England cricketer
Henry Bysshop – Postmaster General during the reign of Charles II

Approximate Population

A population of 5012 was recorded at the 2001 census

Nearest Tourist Information Centre

Brighton & Hove
Bartholomew Square, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1JA
Tel: 0906 7112255 (calls 50p per min)

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