A report on West Sussex and Crawley

Chichester Market Cross
1813/54 one inch to the mile OS map
St John the Baptist's Church from the southeast
General map of West Sussex.
Crawley signal box in 2008
The Coat of Arms of West Sussex County Council, used 1889 to 1975, is based on the heraldic shield of Sussex
Queen's Square in the central shopping area, looking towards the bandstand, The Body Shop, Marks & Spencer and the former Woolworths store
Former flag of West Sussex County Council, used from 1889 to 1975
One of the neighbourhood churches: St Mary's in Southgate (now a locally listed building)
Wakehurst Place Gardens, Ardingly
Borough of Crawley shown within West Sussex
Crawley Town Hall, on The Boulevard in the town centre
Ordnance Survey map of the Crawley area, 1932
The Southgate neighbourhood's parade of shops
Each neighbourhood has colour-coded street name signs (Southgate example pictured).
Neighbourhoods of Crawley, identified in the table
Church Road in Lowfield Heath village, looking east towards St Michael and All Angels Church. No houses remain here; a hotel, depots and light industrial units have replaced the earlier development.
Graph of population growth in Crawley 1901–2001. Horizontal axis: year. Vertical axis: population.
Former Virgin Atlantic head office.
Schlumberger House, the head office of WesternGeco at Gatwick Airport
34 and 36 High Street - Grade II late 18th-century brick building with sash windows, two chimneys and a tiled roof.
The Friary Way entrance to County Mall
Crawley police station
Crawley library, opened in December 2008
Crawley station, with five storeys of offices above the ticket office and concourse area
A Metrobus double-decker bus at Crawley bus station
Gatwick is the world's second busiest single-runway international airport.
Entrance to the K2 Leisure Centre
Pond at Goff's Park Crawley, January 2009
The Memorial Gardens
The Grade II listed Worth Training Centre, Turners Hill Road, Pound Hill, Crawley
1902 Autocar in the 2018 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, High Street, Crawley.
The main building of Central Sussex College
Broadfield House, which now houses the Atelier 21 Future School
Erin Doherty
Ms. Dynamite
Romesh Ranganathan
Gareth Southgate
Daley Thompson
Alan Minter
Laura Moffatt
Robert Smith

Crawley is a large town and borough in West Sussex, England.

- Crawley

The ceremonial county comprises the shire districts of Adur, Arun, Chichester, Horsham, and Mid Sussex, and the boroughs of Crawley and Worthing.

- West Sussex
Chichester Market Cross

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Noel Rise, part of a 1950s housing development in the town.

Burgess Hill

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Noel Rise, part of a 1950s housing development in the town.
Hoffmann-La Roche offices in Victoria Business Park
Hammonds Place farmhouse.
The Woolpack formerly West End farmhouse.
A Compass Bus ADL Enviro 200 10.8m seen on the 33 at Burgess Hill Church Road bus stop.
Manor Field Primary School
St John the Evangelist's Church
Picture of the water tower

Burgess Hill is a town and civil parish in West Sussex, England, close to the border with East Sussex, on the edge of the South Downs National Park, 39 mi south of London, 10 mi north of Brighton and Hove, and 29 mi northeast of the county town, Chichester.

It had an area of 3.7 sqmi and a population of 30,635 at the 2011 Census, making it the fourth most populous parish in the county (behind Crawley, Worthing and Horsham) and the most populous in the Mid Sussex District.

Gatwick Airport

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Gatwick Airport in 1970
Airport Map (as of November 2016)
The airport control tower opened in 1984.
Exterior of the North Terminal before renovation
Aircraft stands at the North Terminal
The bridge connecting the North Terminal to its apron pier
South Terminal international arrivals concourse
Gatwick's North Terminal transit station after renovation
North Terminal A23 roundabout
Gatwick Airport railway station
The inter-terminal transit

Gatwick Airport, also known as London Gatwick , is a major international airport near Crawley, West Sussex, England, 29.5 mi south of Central London.

All Saints' Church at Roffey


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All Saints' Church at Roffey
St Mark's Court registered office of the RSA Insurance Group
Horsham Town Hall, completed in 1812
Horsham Heritage Sundial in The Forum, 2007
Carfax to Market Square in Horsham
Horsham bus station
Horsham Cricket Club, 2009
Horsham Fire Station, 2009
Horsham Park
An emblem on the side of an Arriva bus celebrating Horsham's win of the Britain in Bloom contest.

Horsham is a market town on the upper reaches of the River Arun on the fringe of the Weald in West Sussex, England.

Nearby towns include Crawley to the north-east and Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill to the south-east.

South East England

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One of the nine official regions of England at the first level of ITL for statistical purposes.

One of the nine official regions of England at the first level of ITL for statistical purposes.

Uffington White Horse, a prehistoric hill figure on the Berkshire Downs.
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus seen from the air in September 2015; the JANET academic computer network is headquartered there.
Terramycin, an early antibiotic developed by Pfizer in Kent, synthesised by American chemist Robert Burns Woodward, and led to the common antibiotic doxycycline.
South Foreland Lighthouse on Dover cliffs.
BritNed connects from the Isle of Grain in Medway to the TenneT network in the Netherlands.
England population density and low elevation coastal zones. South East England is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise
View of South East England coast from northern France.
The Litlington White Horse situated in the South Downs.
General Election results in 2017.
How the region voted in the 2016 European referendum; in the South East England region, only the Spelthorne district in Surrey strongly wanted to leave the EU; propensity for the EU followed the M3 and M4 corridors, western Oxfordshire and central parts of Sussex, including Brighton and Hove.
Reading School often gets the highest percentage of Oxbridge acceptances for a state school in England.
Tom Tower of Christ Church, Oxford; in 1920, the University of Oxford was the first in the UK to award degrees to women.
Redhill with the diesel Class 166 service run by First Great Western to Reading as the line has not got the Third rail electrification fully installed on the North Downs Line
Most main routes in the region are radials from London. Shown here is the A21. It is one of the major north–south routes connecting London and commuter towns and the coast
Vodafone HQ north of Newbury; it arrived as Racal-Vodafone in 1983, when Bayer also arrived; Vodafone is the world's second-biggest mobile phone company (the world's largest privately owned) with £40 billion of revenue and 464 million customers, and profits of £11bn; it has around 19M UK customers, and by value makes up about 5% of the FTSE 100.
Horlicks factory in Slough; GSK Slough makes 14,000 tonnes a year.
Jealott's Hill Research Station (pesticides), former ICI Plant Protection Division.
Sheilas' Wheels outside the head office of esure in Reigate; esure was started by Peter Wood.
Esso UK is based in Leatherhead; Esso have around 1,100 petrol stations in the UK - 14% of all stations, and pays around £7bn in UK tax, and own the Brent oil field; the site is also the worldwide base of ExxonMobil Aviation Fuels and Marine.
Martin-Baker Mk 9 ejection seat; Martin-Baker seats have saved around 950 RAF pilots, and around 7600 pilots around the world, and were developed by Sir James Martin (1893–1981) from Northern Ireland.
Argos head office on Avebury Boulevard in Milton Keynes; Argos was established in 1973 from what was the Green Shield Stamps company and shops, and since 2016 has been owned by Sainsbury's, formerly Home Retail Group.
The OU at Milton Keynes.
HQ of Draper Tools.
Ordnance Survey headquarters at Adanac Park.
National Air Traffic Service headquarters at Swanwick.
The AA's headquarters at Fanum House in Basingstoke.
Virgin Atlantic on Manor Royal in Crawley; Virgin has 12 747s compared to BA's 56, but both have around 18 of the new Airbus 380; Gatwick now flies 40 million passengers a year, a world record for a single-runway airport.
Around 1,000 Minis are made each day in Cowley; BMW bought the plant in 1994 and has made around 3m since 2001; there are 4,500 staff and around ten miles of conveyors; the engines are made at Hams Hall in North Warwickshire.
Williams F1 at Grove, next to the Great Western Main Line and A338, north of Wantage.
BBC Research was based until 2010 in Kingswood Warren near Reigate in Surrey on the A217, which was responsible for developing stereo and HD TV broadcasts and teletext.
Michael Whyte on Highpark Lad at the British Jumping Derby at Hickstead in June 2011.
The Bat & Ball Inn, Clanfield, the birthplace of cricket.

It consists of the counties of Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

Virgin Atlantic is off the A23, with Paslode UK (nail guns) next-door, on the Manor Royal Ind Estate in the north of Crawley, as is Edwards (former BOC Edwards), an international engineering company that makes vacuum pumps, with another plant on the A259 in Kingston by Sea, Shoreham.

The traditional Sussex emblem first known recording in 1611 by John Speed: Azure, six martlets or


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Historic county in South East England that was formerly an independent medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom.

Historic county in South East England that was formerly an independent medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom.

The traditional Sussex emblem first known recording in 1611 by John Speed: Azure, six martlets or
The round-headed rampion, or Pride of Sussex, is Sussex's county flower
The South Downs meets the sea at the Seven Sisters
Museum model of how Fishbourne Roman Palace may have appeared
Map of Britain around 800 AD showing the kingdom of Sussex
Battle Abbey was founded to commemorate William's victory in the Battle of Hastings. The high altar was placed to mark the spot where King Harold died.
Lewes Crown Court is the first-tier Crown Court for Sussex
Map of Sussex in 1851 showing the six Rapes
The main building of the Royal Sussex County Hospital
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton
Percy Bysshe Shelley is one of Sussex's best-known poets
The Cure performing live in Singapore
Chichester Cathedral became the seat of Sussex's cathedral in 1075 after it was moved from Selsey
JM Keynes lived at Tilton near Firle from 1925 to 1946
Sliced Sussex Pond Pudding
The Long Man of Wilmington is Europe's largest representation of the human form
Chichester Canal by JMW Turner

It is bounded to the west by Hampshire, north by Surrey, northeast by Kent, south by the English Channel, and divided for many purposes into the ceremonial counties of West Sussex and East Sussex.

Crawley, Worthing and Eastbourne are major towns, each with a population over 100,000.

Mid Sussex District

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Mid Sussex is a local government district in the English non-metropolitan county of West Sussex, within the historic county of Sussex.

The district was created on 1 April 1974 from parts of East Sussex: the urban districts of Cuckfield, Burgess Hill, and East Grinstead and nearly all of Cuckfield Rural, the far north-west of which was transferred to Crawley.

Princess Royal Hospital & Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre

Haywards Heath

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Princess Royal Hospital & Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre
South Road in Haywards Heath
Former Priory
Haywards Heath with surrounding villages and large housing developments in 2018
Haywards Heath railway station
The library in Haywards Heath

Haywards Heath is a town in West Sussex, England, 36 mi south of London, 14 mi north of Brighton, 13 mi south of Gatwick Airport and 31 mi northeast of the county town, Chichester.

Nearby towns include Burgess Hill to the southwest, Horsham to the northwest, Crawley northwest and East Grinstead northeast.

Clayton Tunnel, one of the most notable structures on the line.

Brighton Main Line

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Major that links Brighton, on the south coast of England, with central London.

Major that links Brighton, on the south coast of England, with central London.

Clayton Tunnel, one of the most notable structures on the line.
Normal-running and 'bi-directional' signals outside Haywards Heath tunnel
The Ouse Valley Viaduct

Aside from London and Brighton themselves, the line serves multiple large urban areas along its route, including Redhill, eastern Crawley, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill.

On 16 December 1972, two electric multiple unit passenger trains collided at Copyhold Junction, West Sussex after the one of the drivers misread signals. Fifteen people were injured.

Houses and shops in East Grinstead

East Grinstead

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Houses and shops in East Grinstead
St Swithun's Church
A row of 14th-century timber-framed buildings on East Grinstead High Street.
A map of East Grinstead from 1946
The Imberhorne Viaduct carrying the Bluebell Railway in East Grinstead

East Grinstead is a town in West Sussex, England, near the East Sussex, Surrey, and Kent borders, 27 mi south of London, 21 mi northeast of Brighton, and 38 mi northeast of the county town of Chichester.

Nearby towns include Crawley and Horley to the west, Tunbridge Wells to the east and Redhill and Reigate to the northwest.


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"Weorð," an Old English word meaning 'valiant one'
The backfilled remains of a flint mine shaft, one of about 270 mine shafts at Cissbury. From around 4000BC, the South Downs above Worthing was Britain's earliest and largest flint-mining area.
The marbled Edwardian architecture of The Royal Arcade, Worthing
Photochrom print of South Street in the 1890s, showing the Old Town Hall
Built in 1933, Worthing Town Hall replaced the town's original Georgian town hall as the headquarters of Worthing Borough Council
At 184 m above sea level, the summit of Cissbury Ring is the highest point in Worthing.
The Church of St Andrew the Apostle (Church of England)
St Andrew's is the parish church of West Tarring.
The Masjid Assalam mosque serves the town's Sunni Muslim population.
Worthing College's campus in Broadwater
Worthing Victorian Promenade Shelter at Dusk, July 2018
A Southern train arrives at Worthing railway station.
Centenary House is the headquarters of the West Downs division of Sussex Police.
Harold Pinter's former house in Ambrose Place
Facing the seafront, the Dome Cinema first opened in 1911 and is one of the UK's oldest working cinemas.
Worthing Pier, an Art Deco masterpiece, 2018
Regency Townouses in Ambrose Place, Worthing
Beach House was built by John Rebecca in the 1820s.
Boat porches are found only in Worthing.
The dramatic Art Deco-inspired Warnes building on Marine Parade, Worthing
Lake at Brooklands Park.
Beach House Park.
The offices of the Worthing Herald and Worthing Advertiser opened in 1991.

Worthing is a seaside town in West Sussex, England, at the foot of the South Downs, 10 mi west of Brighton, and 18 mi east of Chichester.

Worthing-based Compass Travel have routes to Angmering, Chichester, Henfield and Lancing; and other companies serve Horsham, Crawley, Brighton and intermediate destinations.