Introducing Storrington

Garden in Storrington Photo © Peter Jeffery (cc-by-sa/2.0)

The village of Storrington, comfortably sitting at the foot of the Downs, lies at an almost equidistant point between Horsham to the north and Worthing to the south.

It has a population of just over 4,500 and enjoys a quaint row of shops along its flowery High Street.

Storrington street Photo © Nigel Freeman (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Stiles in Storrington Photo © Dave Spicer (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Key Landmarks of Storrington

A sizable village, Storrington offers a host of shops, pubs and restaurants around its centre. There are also two village ponds and a well-equipped community leisure centre. A gateway to the Southdowns national park, Storrington has direct access to the South Downs and is a popular stopping point for walkers and cyclists using the South Downs Way.

Storrington has a rich past. It was recorded in the Domesday Book as ‘Estorcheston,’ a name given to places known for storks. You can ponder that heritage today, either at the mill-pond which is fed from the River Stor or at a larger pond close to the recreation ground. King Henry VI granted the village a market charter in 1400, and the settlement had a bustling weekly market up until the 19th century.

Nowadays, Storrington features all the usual local amenities including banks, a post office and various places of worship. It also has a gliding centre, giving you the opportunity to explore Sussex from a bird’s eye view; and a museum that opened in 2000, giving you a more grounded view of the area’s colourful past.

Storrington is just one of the places covered by the free Sussex Local magazine delivered by hand, by local people, every month. The Storrington edition of the magazine not only covers the village of Storrington itself but also the following surrounding villages:



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