Many of the buildings in the centre of Rogate date from Tudor times.
In the 16th century Rogate was a major player in the Sussex iron industry. This is reflected in place names in Rogate like Furnace Lane. Much of the fuel used by the iron industry around Rogate came from woodland from nearby South Harting. So much timber was used in this way that the entire landscape to the south of Rogate was changed in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Rogate Village Fete, while not perhaps the biggest summer event of the West Sussex calendar, has one of the proudest and longest histories of any organised entertainment. The history of Rogate Fete can be traced back to the year 1268, when the fete was first held to mark the feast of St Bartholomew.
Rogate parish also contains the tiny hamlets of Hill Brow, Durford, Habin, Rake, Durleighmarsh and Terwick Common. There are two churches in the parish: the beautiful and simple church of St Peter at Terwick and the much grander church of St Bartholomew in Rogate itself.
Sandhill Farm House, Rogate, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 5HU
Ballards Beer Walk which takes place at the start of December each year. The beer walk takes in Elsted, Elsted Marsh, Trotton, Dumpford and many of the seasoned drinkers go on to the White Hart in Rogate afterwards.
local riding and pony clubs throughout the summer set in attractive countryside near Rogate.
The site gives contact details for a huge number of local societies and clubs, most of which don't have website of their own including:
Rogate Country Music Club
Rogate Gardening Club
Rogate Flower Show Committee
Rogate Bowling Club
Rogate Choral Society
Rogate & District Computer Club
Rogate Football Club
Rogate Garden Club
Rogate Lunch Club
Rogate Nursery School
Rogate Thursday Club
Rogate & Trotton Bellringers
The Rogate Society
Royal British Legion
Rogate Tennis Club
Rogate Wayfarers Cricket Club Rogate Youth Club
PLACES NEAR ROGATEChithurst | Dilding | Fernhurst | Habin | Lodsworth | Lurgashall | Midhurst | Rake | South Harting | Stedham | Treyford | Trotton | Woolbeding |
- Bognor Regis
- Burgess Hill
- East Grinstead
- Haywards Heath