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Petworth offers the ideal base from which to travel around the many impressive gardens, museums, historic buildings, country houses and antiques shops.


Petworth House – Stately home owned by the National Trust.
Petworth Cottage Museum – It shows domestic life of the poor estate workers.
Petworth Dolls’ House Museum – Collection of over 100 dolls.
Antique Shops – Petworth is a centre for the antiques business.


Road - Petworth is served by the A272 running from Heathfield in the east to Winchester in the west. The A283 runs from Shoreham on the coast to near Godalming at its northern end.

Brief History

This village also felt the wrath of the German bombings during World War II in 1942 when 28 school boys lost their lives as well as two school teachers.

Famous People

Wilfrid Blunt – Poet & traveller
6th Duke of Somerset – Owner of Petworth House
3rd Earl of Egremont – Owner of Petworth House
JMW Turner – Landscape painter, stayed at Petworth House whilst painting.

Approximate Population

In the 2001 census the population was recorded as 2775.

Nearest Tourist Information Centre

Market Square, Petworth, East Sussex GU28 0AF
Tel: +44 (0)1798 343 523

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