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Whether you are looking for a village cottage or a magnificent country estate in the glorious Sussex and South Downs landscape, a Brighton and Hove town house, or a home by the sea, Knight Frank can find the property that's right for you.
The name Horsham originates from Ham, the Saxon word for village and either “Horse Ham”, a place where horses are kept, or “Horsa’s Ham”, named after a Saxon warrior believed to have been granted land in the area.
By the 13th century Horsham had grown into a small market town known for horse trading, however despite a strong local iron industry, which stayed until the 17th century, the town remained relatively small, primarily serving local farms in the area.
By the 20th century other industries became more prominent; the most important being the manufacture of bricks and the tradition of brewing.
Horsham remained a prominent brewery town until 2000, when the King and Barnes Brewery closed after merging with Hall & Woodhouse brewers of Dorset. The tradition however is still being kept alive by Hepworth Brewery and WJ King & Co.
Getting to Horsham
Walking in Sussex
- The South Downs Way - Magnificent 100 mile National Trail
- Harting Down - National Trust run Nature Reserve running around the main South Downs Way trail
- The Monarch’s Way - Running from Worcester to Shoreham
- The Downs Link - 37 mile long footpath and bridleway linking the North Downs Way to the South Downs
- The area is well served by major roads including the A29, A24 and M/A23 north to south with the A281, A272 and A27 east to west. The majority of these roads connect into the national motorway network.
- Horsham to London Victoria/London Bridge (54 minutes approx)
- Haywards Heath to London Victoria/London Bridge (47 minutes approx)
- Brighton to London Victoria/London Bridge (67 minutes approx)
- The area is served by Gatwick international Airport with regional airports at Shoreham and Goodwood