Introducing High Salvington

High Salvington Windmill Photo © Dave Spicer (cc-by-sa/2.0)

The village is located just north of the A27, 2.9 miles from Worthing town centre.

Some of its houses climb into the South Downs, along Salvington Hill. Reaching the 120 metres contour, they are the highest homes in the area.

Honeysuckle Lane, High Salvington Photo © Slbs (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Salvington Hill Photo © Dave Spicer (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Key landmarks of High Salvington

The village’s most famous landmark is it’s windmill. The current building has undergone rejuvenation over the last 30 years. It was originally constructed in the mid-1700s, but records show that the site was home to a mill as far back as 1615. You can visit the mill every first and third Sunday of the month between April and September.

The village also boasts a successful football team. High Salvington FC, founded in 2009, plays its games in the Worthing & Horsham District Sunday League, and won the division’s 4th tier unbeaten in the 2009/2010 season. The team contests its home games at The Rotary.

At the topmost point of the village lie the remains of Neolithic huts and dwellings. Some archaeologists believe these huts may have been homes for one of Britain’s only flint mines; however, farm work has meant that this is unlikely to be proved.

The Worthing area’s only iron church is situated in the village itself. St Peter’s was built in 1928, around the time that many of the houses lining Salvington Hill were erected.

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