Introducing Bury

Bury Photo © Glyn Baker (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Bury is situated four miles south west of Pulborough on the A29 road and near to the river Arun.

The village is situated at the foot of the South Downs. It is mostly made up of old stone cottages and houses, and has retained much of its age-old delicate charm and quiet village ambiance.

Autumn in Bury Photo © Dave Spicer (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Crops south of Bury Photo © Peter Holmes (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Key landmarks of Bury

The village church, St John the Evangelist, rests close to the east bank of the river Arun, and was built in the 12th century. It features a cedar-shingled spire, a style that is fairly common in the Sussex area.

There is one pub, the Squire and Horse. This large public house serves up a traditional menu and is famous in the area for its Sunday lunches.

The Nobel Prize-winning author, John Galsworth, once resided in the picturesque Bury House close to the pub. He spent the last seven years of his life there, after writing notable works such as Forsyte Saga and The Apple Tree.

Bury is just one of the places covered by the free Sussex Local magazine delivered by hand, by local people, every month.

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