Rusper is a village and civil parish
in the Horsham District of
lies north of the town of Horsham and west of Crawley. Rusper is the centre
of Rusper Parish which covers most of the northern area between
Horsham and Crawley.
Rusper is governed by the Horsham District Council based in
Horsham. The parish population at the 2001 census was 1,389
It has a range of local services (mainly located on the High
Street) such as a village shop & post office, a residential
care home, a park, a church, a recreational sports area consisting
of a Football pitch and two Tennis courts (one with basketball
hoops), a hotel, two pubs The Plough
, a village hall, and Rusper Primary School, built in
very close to London Gatwick Airport, which is only five miles away. It is on the watershed between the River Arun to the west and the River
Mole to the east, with predominantly weald clay
A Benedictine priory was established in the parish c.1200.