Introducing West Chiltington

St Marys Church, West Chiltington Photo © Simon Carey (cc-by-sa/2.0)

West Chiltington is one of Sussex’s larger villages, with a population of well over 3,000.  It rests just north of Storrington, and neighbours the village of Thakeham which lies to the southeast.

It is a tranquil, beautiful village with much to offer.

Monkmead Woods, West Chiltington Photo © Janine Forbes (cc-by-sa/2.0)
The Roundabout Hotel Photo © Simon Carey (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Key Landmarks of West Chiltington

The village is famed for its sporting success, and boasts an impressive number of teams in a variety of different sports. A successful cricket team, whose players hail from both West Chiltington and Thakeham, compete occasionally on the village’s recreation ground. The village also has a football team, a highly acclaimed lawn tennis association and a golf club.

In addition to its sporting expertise, the village performs musically; the local band formed in 1908 and has been playing in competitions since 1930 when it entered the Brighton Music Festival. At the time of writing, the band’s longest-serving member is Doug Golds, who joined in 1947 when he was just 12 years old!

Local winery, the Nyetimber Vineyard, has been producing world-renowned wine for many years. In 2009, it was awarded ‘World Champion of Sparkling Wines’ by a blind tasting panel and its first vintage was chosen for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee dinner in 2012. The vineyard offers tours and tastings – please check the Nyetimber website for details.

West Chiltington Village 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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