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HORSHAM AREA GALLERY

Horsham is a large town on the upper reaches of the River Arun in the centre of the Sussex Weald, 31 miles south-west of London and 18 miles north-west of Brighton.
King Eadred gave Horsham to a Saxon noble in 947 AD, as a reward for fighting against the Vikings. The town grew into a thriving medieval market town and had a local iron industry up until the 17th century, and a very prosperous brewing industry until 2000. Today 3 small brewing operations remain in Horsham. There were also several brickworks in the area, only one of which is still in working existence today at nearby Warnham.
The town centre is a pleasing mixture of old and new, and Horsham has over 50 medieval buildings. Around the historic Carfax area are pedestrianised shopping areas formed from old streets and modern squares, the museum and old town hall, and narrow alleyways. Adjacent is the peaceful tree-lined street the Causeway with its long row of centuries old houses. At the end of the Causeway is the church of St. Mary, Norman in origin, which has a very atmospheric old graveyard. South of the church footpaths lead to the River Arun's banks and riverside walk area. Horsham Park is large and impressive, with numerous flower beds, woodland, playing fields, wildlife pond area, tennis courts and much open space. Various other leisure facilities have been built around the edge of the park. Also on its edge is 18th century Park House, used in part by the local council, which has a sensory garden, a millenium maze and, nearby a bandstand and pretty cafe area.

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GALLERY -  ST JOHN'S CHURCH   COOLHURST
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PARK HOUSE SENSORY GARDEN
PARK HOUSE SENSORY GARDEN
THE STOUT HOUSE
THE STOUT HOUSE
GARDENER AT WORK
GARDENER AT WORK
SUNDIAL IN SENSORY GARDEN
SUNDIAL IN SENSORY GARDEN
ANCHOR HOUSE
ANCHOR HOUSE
MELLOW OLD HOUSE
MELLOW OLD HOUSE
TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE
TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE
A THE OLD TOWN HALL   597
A THE OLD TOWN HALL 597
COLOURFUL SPOT
COLOURFUL SPOT
NEWELLS LAKE . 1
NEWELLS LAKE . 1
17TH  CENTURY HOUSE
17TH CENTURY HOUSE
FOUNTAINS AT THE FORUM
FOUNTAINS AT THE FORUM
ST MARY'S CHURCH
ST MARY'S CHURCH
HOPGARDENS COTTAGE
HOPGARDENS COTTAGE
NEWELLS LAKE . 3
NEWELLS LAKE . 3
A SUNDIAL IN SENSORY GARDEN . 1   526
A SUNDIAL IN SENSORY GARDEN . 1 526
BOLD SQUIRREL BY THE RIVERWALK
BOLD SQUIRREL BY THE RIVERWALK
THE MILLENIUM MAZE
THE MILLENIUM MAZE
OLD TOMBSTONES
OLD TOMBSTONES
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