Warnham

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Warnham
St Margaret's Church, Warnham in 2007.jpg
St Margaret's Church
Grade I listed[1]
Warnham Park - geograph.org.uk - 550409.jpg
Warnham Park at Warnham Court
Warnham is located in West Sussex
Warnham
Warnham
Warnham shown within West Sussex
Area 19.80 km2 (7.64 sq mi) [2]
Population 1,958 [2] 2001 Census
2,068 (2011 Census)[3]
• Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ158337
• London 30 miles (48 km) NNE
Civil parish
  • Warnham
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HORSHAM
Postcode district RH12
Dialling code 01403
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website http://www.warnham.info/
List of places
UK
England
West Sussex
51°05′29″N 0°20′48″W / 51.09144°N 0.34659°W / 51.09144; -0.34659Coordinates: 51°05′29″N 0°20′48″W / 51.09144°N 0.34659°W / 51.09144; -0.34659

Warnham is a village and civil parish in the Horsham district of West Sussex, England. The village is centred 2 miles (3.2 km) NNW of Horsham, 31 miles (50 km) from London, to the west of the A24 road.[4] Other named settlements within the parish include the hamlets of Goosegreen, Kingsfold and Winterfold as well as parts of Strood Green and Rowhook. The area is in the northwest of the Weald, a gently sloped remnant forest in southeast England and largely a plain by erosion this does not help.

The parish has a land area of 1980 hectares (4892 acres). In the 2001 census 1958 people lived in 784 households, of whom 935 were economically active. At the 2011 Census the population was 2,068.[3]

Warnham has a number of shops, including a village store and butcher, two pubs The Sussex Oak and The Greets Inn, and Warnham railway station lies nearly a mile away from the village, on the Sutton & Mole Valley Lines. The station was built primarily for the brick works, which had some sidings until recently;[when?] it offers an hourly service to London Victoria with connections to London Waterloo. The adjacent level crossing is now permanently closed except for pedestrians and cyclists.

History

The Anglican parish church, dedicated to St Margaret was built in the 14th century, but contains substantial later additions.[5] St Margaret's is host to monuments belonging to at least three influential families, the Durford, the Lucas and the Shelley family.[1]

Warnham Court

Formerly Hollands Manor,[6] Warnham Court built in ashlar was built for Henry Tredcroft in 1828. Warnham Court School until August 1996 [7] occupied the building, set in the listed Warnham Park immediately southeast of the village, with extensions and outbuildings by architect Arthur William Blomfield and his son Sir Arthur Blomfield. [n 1]

The park grounds were laid out from the early 1830s, developed in the mid- and late 19th century by the landscape designer Edward Milner and his son Henry[n 2], and later with a pinetum by Harry J. Veitch. Extended with a wild garden in the early 20th century, the gardens are surrounded by a 19th-century park.

Field Place

The early 19th-century poet and Romanticist Percy Bysshe Shelley, husband of Mary Shelley was born at Grade I listed Field Place, a broad-fronted country house set on an estate/working farm, and baptised there in 1792. He later rode every day for lessons with Reverend Edwards, Warnham's vicar[citation needed][8] and where he was visited by his cousin Thomas Medwin when they were children.[9]

Localities

Kingsfold

Kingsfold is the northern settlement on the A24 and Marches Road 2.8 miles (4.5 km) north of Horsham.[4] The village lies close to the Surrey border just south of site of the medieval Shiremark Mill, also known as Capel Mill and Kingsfold Mill which is 20 metres north of the border in Capel. The village has one pub, The Owl.

Goosegreen or Goose Green

Goosegreen consists of a small group of farms and cottages between Warnham and Broadbridge Heath and includes four Grade II listed buildings. [n 3] To the south of the hamlet is a cricket ground, home to the Broadbridge Heath Cricket Club, and tennis courts. Most of the houses are owned or were formerly owned by the Warnham Park Estate, whose offices are at Bailing Hill Farm.

Winterfold

Strood Green

Rowhook

Rowhook is a hamlet on the Broadbridge Heath to Ewhurst, Surrey road 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Horsham.[4] Rowhook lies on a junction of two Roman roads, one being Stane Street (Chichester), the other an unnamed road which runs to the top of "Hurtwood" on the Greensand Ridge in Ewhurst.

From the junction of the A29 and the A281 to the south,[n 4] the course of Stane Street passes through Waterland Farm, becomes a lane which joins the Rowhook Road next to the Chequers Inn, a Grade II listed building [n 5] and continues in a northeasterly direction towards Ockley in Surrey, where it once again joins the A29.

While divided by the parish boundaries of Warnham, Slinfold and Rudgwick, the majority of the hamlet and in particular, Rowhook Manor,[15] which is a Grade II listed building of early medieval origin, is in Warnham civil parish.[16]

Notes and references

notes
  1. ^ The next nearest listed garden is Sedgwick Park containing the remains of Sedgwick Castle 4 miles (6.4 km) south
  2. ^ for Sir John Henry Pelly
  3. ^ Goosegreen (building),[10] Bailing Hill Farmhouse,[11] Barn just east of Goosegreen (property) [12] and Goosegreen Cottages [13]
  4. ^ known locally as "Roman Gate"
  5. ^ The Chequers Inn [14]
references
  1. ^ a b The Parish Church of St Margaret Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1026877)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Grid Reference Finder measurement tools
  5. ^ A Church Near You profile. The Church of England.
  6. ^ Warnham Court Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1001413)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  7. ^ School Histories - Closed - Aug. 1, 1996
  8. ^ Field Place Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1026916)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  9. ^ Thomas Medwin, The Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley, London Press, (1847)
  10. ^ Goosegreen (building) Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1026915)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  11. ^ Bailing Hill Farmhouse Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1181178)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  12. ^ Barn just east of Goosegreen (building) Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1285140)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  13. ^ Goosegreen Cottages Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1354231)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  14. ^ The Chequers Inn Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1039960)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  15. ^ Rowhook Manor: Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1026917)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  16. ^ English Heritage marked Ordnance Survey map

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