Near the village is Danny Park, which for centuries was the home of the Pierpoint family from which Hurstpierpoint derives its name (Hurst means wood in Saxon). The family itself had connections with the area which dated back to Norman times. The grand Elizabethan house which stands in Danny Park today was built by George Goring (one of whose descendants planted the trees on Chanctonbury Ring ).
The house was the place where the outline terms of the Armistice Agreement was drawn up at the end of World War One. Prime Minister David Lloyd George had been renting the house at the time and the war cabinet met here on many occasions.
Although Danny has now been turned into apartments, it is open to the public from time to time.
PLACES NEAR HURSTPIERPOINTAnsty | Ardingly | Balcombe | Bolney | Burgess Hill | Cuckfield | Cowfold | Handcross | Hassocks | Haywards Heath | Henfield | Lindfield |
- Bognor Regis
- Burgess Hill
- East Grinstead
- Haywards Heath