The area was once a hive of activity with smouldering iron furnaces and fortunes being made with the river used to provide power and cooling too. As well as the carefully dammed river bed, the name of Hammer Farm to the north of Dial Post gives the game away.
The impressive Knepp Castle Estate with its Mill Pond, roaming deer and multitude of other grazing animals lies two kilometers north of Dial Post.
DIAL POST VILLAGE INFORMATION
Map of the area
- Shipley village and mill
- West Grinstead village and the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation
- Knepp Castle biodiversity projects
- More about the history of the 16th century iron industry in the Weald
- Partridge Green
- Bognor Regis
- Burgess Hill
- East Grinstead
- Haywards Heath