Storrington is a village in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England, and one of
two in the civil parish of Storrington and
Sullington. Storrington lies at the foot of the north
side of the South
As of 2006 the village has a population of
around 4,500. It has one main shopping street (The High Street).
road runs directly through the middle and connects Storrington
to Steyning in the east
and Pulborough in the west.
Storrington existed in the Domesday
, listed as 'Estorchestone', meaning a place well-known for
. A charter to hold a regular market on
Wednesdays was granted by Henry
in 1400, together with permissions for three fairs during
the year, on Mayday, Wednesday of Whit
and the Feast of Martin on November 11. Tanning
were also important industries and only in the 20th century did
these roles fade away. Rabbit breeding was another significant
industry and an association with this is still extant in the number
of local place names including 'warren', such as Warren Hill,
Sullington Warren and Warren Croft. This working/small industry
background has however, left little behind architecturally.
Nikolaus Pevsner, noted only the small door
in Browns lane, the Church, and the Dominican convent
known as The
Abbey to be historically significant.
Storrington has expanded greatly with a variety of housing projects
enlarging the village. It is still possible to be in open
countryside in a few minutes from the town centre when walking
towards the downs or one of the commons.
Parham Park, towards Pulborough, is a large and stately country
house with rolling parkland complete with a large herd of
It is open most weekends to visitors. There
is also the Edwin Lutyens
There are a variety of places of worship such as St Mary's on
Church St, which is the main Church of
place of worship, and the Priory of Our Lady of England
on Monastery Lane, which is the Roman Catholic
parish church of
Storrington. The Roman Catholic bishops of Arundel lived nearby
for a while.
Other Christian denominations have places as
well, including the Methodists
Storrington has most of the facilities of a small town; a large
recreation ground with football
(soccer) and cricket
pitches and a leisure centre
. The main supermarket is
. There is a wide
variety of shops and businesses, delicatessens, charity shops,
butchers, clothes shops, three pubs (The New Moon, The Anchor Inn
and The White Horse Inn), coffee shops, hardware stores, estate
agencies, two banks, a variety of restaurants, a museum and a Post
nearest large towns are Horsham,
approximately to the north, and Worthing, around the same distance to the south.
train services can be picked up from Pulborough or Amberley. Trains to London take an hour
and a quarter and terminate at Victoria. Trains to Gatwick Airport take around 30 minutes.