Wiggonholt, West Sussex
About WiggonholtWiggonholt lies on the edge of the Pulborough Brooks part of the Arun Valley, just to the west of Storrington and West Chiltington.
There's evidence that the edges of the valley here were inhabited in the Bronze Age.
Wiggonholt church Wiggonholt Church is one of the loveliest in West Sussex, mainly on account of its wild and secluded setting overlooking Pulborough Brooks.
One of the best ways to enjoy the church in summer is to walk to it across the Brooks from Pulborough and back again - a walk of around 4 kilometres.
The church, which was probably built in the 12th century has been altered much less over the centuries than is the norm and it has definitely benefited from not being mucked about with too much.
Wiggonholt CommonWiggonholt Common is one of a number of special sandy places in West Sussex, recognised by a government report into the merits of the habitat as full of natural beauty and tranquility. For once, the man from the ministry got things right.
Vigorously and successfully defended from the threat of sand extraction by the Wiggonholt Association, Wiggonholt Common is now a much loved Nature Reserve.
Roman Bath HouseThe Greensand Way was a Roman Road which linked Lewes in East Sussex to the Roman Station at Hardham - on Stane Street on the opposite bank of the Arun Valley.
Parts of its route have been located just north of Wiggonholt at Lickfold, although there's no public right of way along the Roman Road here.
The remains of a Roman Bath House have been identified in Wiggonholt alongside the route of the former Roman Road - they are just to the west of the Pulborough road, about a kilometer north of the church.
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