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]
Population1,958 [2] 2001 Census
   – density 99 /km2 (260 /sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ158337
   – London 30 miles (48 km) NNE 
Civil parishWarnham
DistrictHorsham
Shire countyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHORSHAM
Postcode districtRH12
Dialling code01403
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK ParliamentHorsham
Websitehttp://www.warnham.info/
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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]
Population1,958 [2] 2001 Census
   – density 99 /km2 (260 /sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ158337
   – London 30 miles (48 km) NNE 
Civil parishWarnham
DistrictHorsham
Shire countyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHORSHAM
Postcode districtRH12
Dialling code01403
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK ParliamentHorsham
Websitehttp://www.warnham.info/
List of places
UK
England
West Sussex

Coordinates: 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.[3] 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.

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.

History[edit]

The Anglican Parish Church, dedicated to St. Margaret was built in the 14th Century, but contains substantial later additions.[4] St Margaret's is host to monuments belonging to at least three influential families nationally, the Durford, the Lucas and the Shelley family - in the case of the Shelley family internationally.[1]

Warnham Court[edit]

Formerly Hollands Manor,[5] Warnham Court built in ashlar was built for Henry Tredcroft in 1828. Warnham Court School until August 1996 [6] 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[edit]

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, baptised there in 1792. He later rode every day for lessons with Reverend Edwards, Warnham's vicar[citation needed].[7]

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 only offers a passenger service during peak times. The level crossing is now permanently closed.

Localities[edit]

Kingsfold[edit]

Kingsfold is the northern settlement on the A24 and Marches Road 2.8 miles (4.5 km) north of Horsham.[3] The village lies close to the Surrey border just south of the medieval windmill 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[edit]

Goosegreen consists of a cricket pitch, just north of the town, Broadbridge Heath, Field Place mentioned above in the History section and four Grade II listed buildings. [n 3]

Winterfold[edit]

Strood Green[edit]

Rowhook[edit]

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

From the junction of the A29 and the A281 to the south,[n 4] the path of ancient stane street passes through Waterland Farm, becomes a lane two listed buildings [n 5] and continues in an north-easterly direction toward Ockley, 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,[14] which is a Grade II listed building of early medieval origin, is in Warnham civil parish.[15]

Notes and References[edit]

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),[8] Bailing Hill Farmhouse,[9] Barn just east of Goosegreen (property) [10] and Goosegreen Cottages [11]
  4. ^ known locally as "Roman Gate"
  5. ^ Burnt House [12] and The Chequers Inn [13]
references
  1. ^ a b The Parish Church of St Margaret English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1026877)". National Heritage List for England. 
  2. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c Grid Reference Finder measurement tools
  4. ^ A Church Near You profile. The Church of England.
  5. ^ Warnham Court English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1001413&)". National Heritage List for England. 
  6. ^ School Histories - Closed - Aug. 1, 1996
  7. ^ Field Place English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1026916)". National Heritage List for England. 
  8. ^ Goosegreen (building) English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1026915)". National Heritage List for England. 
  9. ^ Bailing Hill Farmhouse English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1181178)". National Heritage List for England. 
  10. ^ Barn just east of Goosegreen (building) English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1285140)". National Heritage List for England. 
  11. ^ Goosegreen Cottages English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1354231)". National Heritage List for England. 
  12. ^ English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1026903)". National Heritage List for England. 
  13. ^ The Chequers Inn English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1039960)". National Heritage List for England. 
  14. ^ Rowhook Manor: English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1026917)". National Heritage List for England. 
  15. ^ English Heritage marked Ordnance Survey map

External links[edit]

Media related to Rowhook at Wikimedia Commons