Wisborough Green in West Sussex
The Church is a notable feature of the village and if you're a church expert, then you will probably will find the doorway and thickness of the walls interesting. It is thought that the reason for this is that the church served as a bastion of defence in Norman times. The church was a place of pilgrimage for a while, as it is dedicated to St Peter in Chains and was claimed to contain various relics associated with this saint.
Like many of the villages this part of the Sussex Weald, Wisborough Green's wealth was based on its iron and glass industries before the industrial revolution made it possible to manufacture and transport metal on an altogether more gargantuan scale. The woodland round here provided the fuel to fire the furnaces until its use was banned.
Nearby Fishers Farm Park is an interesting day out for families.
WISBOROUGH GREEN INFORMATION
Map of the area
- Bognor Regis
- Burgess Hill
- East Grinstead
- Haywards Heath