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Horsham

40 Carfax
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 1EQ
United Kingdom
T: +44 1403 339180
F: +44 (0)1403 255 452
horsham@knightfrank.com
Opening Hours
Mon 8.30am to 6pm
Tue 8.30am to 6pm
Wed 8.30am to 6pm
Thu 8.30am to 6pm
Fri 8.30am to 6pm
Sat 9am to 1pm
Sun closed

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Living in Horsham

Horsham lies at the very heart of West Sussex; an historic market town boasting medieval architecture and a rich heritage that blends effortlessly with today’s cosmopolitan, pedestrianised, town centre. The stunning town, well known for its award winning floral displays, features continental-style al fresco cafes, high quality restaurants and a blend of national and independent specialist shops.

Horsham has been a bustling market town for centuries and today has a thriving market scene including antiques, local produce and arts and crafts. These take place every Saturday, with another open-air market on Thursdays. Specialist markets also visit Horsham annually including a popular French and Italian market.

The town hosts a very full calendar of events throughout the year including The Easter Piazza Italia featuring, amongst other attractions, a spectacular display of Italian cars and a District-wide Food and Drink Festival in September.

Places of interest

  • Horsham Museum & Art Gallery
  • Horsham Park
  • Nutbourne Manor Vineyard
  • Wakehurst Place
  • Parham House and Gardens
  • St Leonard's Forest
  • Warnham Nature Reserve
  • Holmbush Farm World
  • Fishers Farm Park

Local authority

  • Horsham District Council
    Park North
    North Street
    Horsham
    West Sussex
    RH12 1RL
    01403 215100
  • West Sussex County Council
    County Hall
    West Street
    Chichester
    West Sussex
    PO19 1RQ
    01243 777100
  • Mid Sussex District Council
    Oaklands
    Oaklands Road
    Haywards Heath
    West Sussex
    RH16 1SS
    01444 458166
  • Wealdon District Council (Hailsham office)
    Prospects House
    7-9 George Street
    Hailsham
    BN2 7 1AD
    01323 443333
  • Arun District Council
    Arun Civic Centre
    Maltravers Road
    Littlehampton
    West Sussex
    BN17 5LF
    01903 737500

 

Property available in Sussex

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.

History

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

Roads

  • 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.

Rail

  • 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)

Air

  • The area is served by Gatwick international Airport with regional airports at Shoreham and Goodwood

Schools

The area benefits from excellent private and state schools.

  • Farlington School
    Strood Park
    Horsham
    West Sussex
    RH12 3PN
    01403 254967
  • Windlesham House School
    Washington
    Nr Pulborough
    West Sussex
    RH20 4AY
    01903 874700
  • Handcross Park School
    Handcross
    Haywards Heath
    West Sussex
    RH17 6HF
    01444 400526
  • Cottesmore School
    Buchan Hill
    Pease Pottage
    Crawley
    RH11 9AU
    01293 520648
  • Hurstpierpoint College
    College Lane
    Hurstpierpoint
    West Sussex
    BN6 9JS
    01273 833636
  • Lancing College
    Lancing
    Nr Shoreham-by-Sea
    West Sussex
    BN15 0RW
    01273 452213

Bars and restaurants

  • The Black Jug
    31 North Street
    Horsham
    RH12 1RJ
    01403 253526
  • The Chequers Inn
    Rowhook
    RH12 3PY
    01403 790480
  • The Countryman Inn
    Countryman Lane
    Shipley
    RH13 8PZ
    01403 741383
  • The Green Man
    Church Road
    Partridge Green
    RH13 8JT
    01403 710250
  • The Kings Head
    Church Street
    Rudgwick
    RH12 3EB
    01403 822200
  • The Blue Ship
    The Haven
    Billingshurst
    RH14 9BS
    01403 822709
  • The Cricketers Arms
    Wisborough Green
    RH14 0DG
    01403 700369
  • The Swan Inn
    Lower Street
    Fittleworth
    RH20 1EL
    01798 865429
  • The White Horse
    Mare Hill
    Pulborough
    RH20 2DY
    01798 872189
  • The Fountain Inn
    Ashurst
    BN44 3AP
    01403 710219
  • Whites Bar & Kitchen
    23 High Street
    Steyning
    BN44 3YE
    01903 812347
  • The Chequers
    Slaugham
    RH17 6AQ
    01444 400239

Theatres

  • The Capitol
    North Street
    Horsham
    Sussex
    RH12 1RG
    01403 750220
  • Theatre Royal
    New Road
    Brighton
    Sussex
    BN1 1SD
    01273 328 488
  • Hawth Theatre
    Hawth Avenue
    Crawley
    Sussex
    RH10 6YZ
    01293 553 636
  • Glyndebourne Festival Opera House
    Glyndebourne
    Ringmer
    Lewes
    Sussex
    BN8 5UU
    01273 812 321
  • Connaught Theatre
    Union Place
    Worthing
    Sussex
    BN11 1LG
    01903 206 206
  • Worthing Pavilion Theatre
    Marine Parade
    Worthing
    Sussex
    BN11 3PX
    01903 206 206