Formerly Clarke & Charlesworth, At Home is proud to continue offering sales & rentals in Storrington, a glorious part of West Sussex. Storrington is regularly lauded as one of the best places to live in Sussex, something we certainly agree with!
A small town nestled at the northern foot of the South Downs, Storrington is connected to Steyning in the east and Pulborough in the west.
Named in the Domesday Book as 'Estorchestone', the original name refered to the area being known for storks. A Wednesday market was granted a charter by Henry IV back in 1400, along with three annual fairs throughout the year; Mayday, Wednesday of Whit Week and the Feast of Martin.
Just outside of the town remains Saxon era lynchets, which were used for strip farming. One of the most historic properties in Storrington is 4 Church Street, likely to date back to the 15th century.
Whilst Storrington can be traced back for many centuries, most of the development of the contemporary town began in earnest after the end of the Second World War.
For history and nature lovers, Storrington offers a lovely selection of days out on your doorstep. Parham House & Gardens is a stunning Elizabethan family home with an idyllic Walled Garden and Pleasure Grounds. The Storrington and District Museum presents a fascinating account of local life throughout the centuries, and is housed in the Old School building.
If it is museums that you are after, then the nearby Amberley Museum is one of Sussex’s best. The open air museum has a fascinating collection of transport, industry, communication and crafts exhibitions and regularly hosts special events. Throughout the 20th century, Storrington was renowned for the industries of tanning and blacksmithing, along with rabbit breeding. However, little remains of these historic trades.
The nearest large town is Worthing, approximately 10 miles to the south, with Horsham approximately 13 miles away to the north.
A very popular walking route takes you from the town centre down the South Downs Way. Kithurst Hill, which stands tall above the village, is marked by a trig point some 213 metres above sea level.
If you need any futher inspiration to the top things to do in Storrington, you'll enjoy this guide from Sussex Exclusive.
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Sussex Exclusive to talk about our favourite walks in and around Storrington, starting with Sullington Warren, located just east of Storrington. The Warren is an area of lowland heath which is the site of an old windmill and a bronze age ‘bowl barrow’.
As described by Sussex Exclusive, the area has a “wonderous sense of somewhere that is lost in time”. Once you ascend the steep woodland path, you will feel like you have stepped through a portal into an alternative world, a world dominated by the haven of flora and fauna. The 63 acre National Trust site is perfect for a relaxed picnic or a day of exploring the many little paths and offshoots that lead you hither and thither.
Our favourite walk around Sullington Warren is to stroll around the circumference, a lovely walk that takes you along a pleasant mixture of hills, wooded paths and off the beaten track. All in all, the perimeter walk is roughly 2 kilometres. Whilst you are enjoying a walk in nature, at no stage do you ever worry about getting too lost, making it a perfect blend of enjoying the remote wilderness without the anxiety of remembering the way home.
One of the most notable features of Sullington Warren is the Bronze Age bowl barrow. Bowl barrow’s are inverted bowl-shaped mounds surrounded by a ditch, which were used as burial places and other rituals during the Bronze Age. Whilst the mounds are mostly covered by the heather and bracken, it is still of historical interest to stand where once the Bronze Age man once stood.
Storrington Primary School offers fantastic schooling for local children from Reception through to Year 6. The vision statement of the school is for confident, caring and creative learners to shine. The ‘shine’ principles that the school prioritizes are: Safe, are Happy, Independent, Never give up and Excel.
Admissions for Storrington Primary School are managed by West Sussex County Council. The school is in the Southern Area of West Sussex County Council.
For older children, most pupils progress onto either Steyning Grammar School or the Weald Community School and Sixth Form in Billingshurst.
The high street is a bustling centre of activity for shopping, restaurants and browsing. Storrington offers a good balance between independent gems such as the Golden Willow Chinese restaurant, small regional specialists such as Arun Vets and Gatley's, as well as large chains such as the Waitrose and Boots Pharmacy.
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