Broadbridge Heath is a village just two miles west from the historic centre of Horsham. The village began as a scattered group of houses around an unenclosed common before the 19th century, deposits of Horsham Stone have long been quarried in the area.
The Village is served by Shelley Primary School, located on Wickhurst Lane. There is a village centre and social club, a scout hall, The Shelley Arms pub , and local conveniences. There are several playground areas in Findon Way, Charrington Way and the Village Green; a large recreation ground with a pond. The popular leisure centre ‘The Bridge’ opened in 2018; a state of the art leisure facility, serving the whole community.
The land now occupied by Broadbridge Heath was originally a detached portion of the parish of Sullington, part of a mediaeval system whereby villagers from downland villages would drive their livestock into the Low Weald to graze. A manor at Broadbridge Heath was occupied by Roger Covert in the 1290s.
In 2013-16 the Wickhurst Green area was constructed to the south of the by-pass. Forming part of the sought-after village location of Broadbridge Heath, Wickhurst Green is a unique development featuring play parks, open space, mature trees and hedgerows interspersed throughout.
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