Introducing Walberton

Walberton Green Photo © Simon Carey (cc-by-sa/2.0)

This village is set in a conservation area 8km (5 miles) northwest of Littlehampton, on the southerly slopes of the South Downs. Like many West Sussex villages, it’s mentioned in the Domesday Book. One renowned resident was children’s author, Rosemary Sutcliff CBE (1920-1992).

Barnham Lane, Walberton Photo © Shazz (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Walberton Duck Pond Photo © Chris Shaw (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Key landmarks of Walberton

Facilities in the village include the 1989 village hall, plus Post Office, shops and a traditional duck pond. St Mary’s Church has a Saxon font and the village school dates from 1732.

The Holly Tree pub was first recorded in 1845, changed to its current name in 1867, but closed in July 2012.

You can see exhibitions by local artists and craftspeople in the Forge Gallery, a Grade 11 listed building beside a row of 15th century cottages.

The village market is held in the Pavilion on the first Friday of the month, from April to December, 10am until noon.

East of the village is Binsted, with its Black Horse pub and 1140AD Norman church. On the road between the two villages, you’ll find the Hilton Avisford Park hotel and golf course.

Surrounded by fields and ancient woodland, there are many attractive walks you can take in the area.

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