About the Henfield area

 About Henfield



Henfield is a large village in the Horsham District of West Sussex, lying at the edge of the South Downs National Park and is conveniently located 33 miles south of London, 12 miles north-west of Brighton and a similar distance south-east of the lovely market town of Horsham at the road junction of the A281 and A2037. Other nearby town include Burgess Hill to the east and Shoreham-by-Sea to the south.

4610364-qwJust west of Henfield the two branches of the River Adur (the western Adur and the eastern Adur) meet a Betley Bridge. From here the Adur flows on into the English Channel at Shoreham-by-Sea.

With a land area of 4,285 acres, Henfield has an old and attractive centre, including a modern and intensely used village hall just off the High Street, the thirteenth century St Peter’s Church, old inns, a wide and attractive common and many interesting houses in private ownership.

Henfield has one of the oldest cricket clubs in the world dating back to 1771 and the oldest Scout group in the country (1st Henfield Scouts) dating from 1907.

To the south of Henfield sits Woods Mill, a restored mill, now the headquarters of the Sussex Wildlife Trust – its attractions including an extensive nature trail.