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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
:: GALLERY - ST JOHN'S CHURCH COOLHURST ::
OLD TOMBSTONES
OLD TOMBSTONES
PARK BANDSTAND & CONSERVATORY CAFE
PARK BANDSTAND & CONSERVATORY CAFE
NEWELLS LAKE . 3
NEWELLS LAKE . 3
HOPGARDENS COTTAGE
HOPGARDENS COTTAGE
MELLOW OLD HOUSE
MELLOW OLD HOUSE
BUILDING DECORATION
BUILDING DECORATION
DECORATED GABLE
DECORATED GABLE
LOOKING UP THE CAUSEWAY
LOOKING UP THE CAUSEWAY
NEWELLS LAKE
NEWELLS LAKE
THE SHELLEY FOUNTAIN
THE SHELLEY FOUNTAIN
MEMORIAL GARDENS BY THE RIVERSIDE WALK
MEMORIAL GARDENS BY THE RIVERSIDE WALK
THE MILLENIUM MAZE
THE MILLENIUM MAZE
LOOKING DOWN THE CAUSEWAY
LOOKING DOWN THE CAUSEWAY
CARFAX VIEW
CARFAX VIEW
THE FORUM
THE FORUM
TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE
TIMBER FRAMED HOUSE
A THE OLD TOWN HALL
A THE OLD TOWN HALL
BANDSTAND ON THE CARFAX
BANDSTAND ON THE CARFAX
A CAUSEWAY ROW
A CAUSEWAY ROW
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