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The PETWORTH Guide
WEST SUSSEX
Incl. Byworth & Hampers Green.
Part of the Gravelroots Rother Valley Guide

Lombard Street 
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PETWORTH is a small town and civil parish in southern England. Located at the junction of the A272 east-west road from Heathfield to Winchester and the A283 running north - south. Chichester is 12 miles to the south.
Included in the Parish are the settlements of Byworth and Hampers Green.
 
Mentioned in the Domesday Book it is best known as the location of the stately home of Petworth House and Park. The grounds are thought of by many as Capability Brown's most famous work. The House and its grounds were given to the National Trust in 1947 but remains the home of Lord and Lady Egremont.
 
There was once a railway line running between Pulborough and Midhurst which skirted Petworth. This was closed to passenger use in 1955, and finally to freight in 1966. The old station now has since been turned into a hotel and B&B, - - see disused Railways
 
Petworth Fair, is one of the last remaining street fairs in the south of England, which dates back to 1189. It is held annually on 20th November in Market Square.
 



FIRE STATIONS TO
LOSE FIRE ENGINES

7 May 2014
Proposals are to remove the second fire engines at Midhurst, Petworth and Storrington, leaving only one fire engine and a 4x4 vehicle at each station....Read full article here
 
FIRE ENGINES TO GO
Sept. 2014
Petworth & Midhurst Engines will go
Read full article here
 


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Wednesday 3 July 2013
Lucky escape for Petworth driver
Emergency services were called to a head-on crash at the Haslingbourne Lane - Grove Lane junction, Petworth...click for article
 
Traffic accidents & incident reports
 


Antiques stolen in Petworth shop break in
Antiques stolen in Petworth raid
Burglary at Alexis Antiques, East Street, Petworth
several valuable objects were stolen
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20 September 2012
 


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photo © Midhurst & Petworth Observer
photo- Midhurst & Petworth Observer
Sunday 19 February 2012
Local hounds attack pet
Linda Wickenden and her nine-year-old son, Kian, watched helplessly as a pack of hounds chased their pet terrier into a lake in Petworth Park.....click here for article
 


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Police Press Release
9 February 2012
Plates stolen from Petworth House

Detectives are looking for a thief who stole two distinctive plates from the National Trust at Petworth House. A suspect was caught on several CCTV cameras...
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click to enlarge   Petworth Park & House

Market Square 1950's   Vintage Photographs


Petworth Boys school bombing
"Lost in Petworth"
Bombing of the Boys School 1942

Aerial photo of town Aerial photo - click to enlarge.

Petworth Cottage Museum
 
Petworth Festival
Festival Natalie Clein at Petworth festival

Pretty Hen night A pretty, but strange sight in the Market Square.
Jessica Przepiorka and other local girls prepare for a Hen night in Brighton.
photo: Anna Dixon - 31.05.08
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Petworth & Bignor Post Bus 1980   Petworth &
  Bignor
  Post Bus 1980

 

PETWORTH
[Peteorde] Peortas [Old English]
worth ="enclosure".
Peorta's enclosure
Lat-Long 50.98 [50º59']   -0.60 [0º36']
post code: GU28
phone code: 01798
 
Parish Council
Clerk, Mrs Rebecca Knifton
contact details
complete list of local parish clerks
Town is twinned with-
Ranville, France
San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy
Parish population
[1831] 3,114
[1851] 3,439
[1861] 3,368
[1991] 2,156
[2001] 2,775
nearest railway stations
Railway1 - Pulborough   4.6 miles - view station facilities
Railway2 - Haslemere    8.8 miles - view station facilities
bus timetables, rail links & taxis
 
PHOTO GALLERIES

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Aerial Photograph
Angel Inn
Audrey Clarke
Black Horse, Byworth
Black Horse, 1971 -news cutting
Bombing of the Boys school 1942
British Legion club 01798 342309
Bus timetables
Byworth Photographs
Byworth Vintage Photographs
Camp 3
Canon David Pollard
Census Petworth 2011
Cottage Museum
Coultershaw memories, Bob Johnson
Doctors Surgery
East Street 1902
Emigration project
Fair Fire - 18 Nov 2005
Fire service
Folly in Park
George Garland
George Overton - a family outing
Hampers Green Cemetery, photos
Hampers Green photos
Hampers Green, street Party 1945
Hayward, [family] Thomas 1772-1867
Horsham road disused cemetery
Hurst, Henry - bankruptcy 1854
Ice House in Park
John Fagg
John Mance
Leconfield Estate
Leconfield Rother fishing
Leconfield Hall
Library
Lombard Street from 1896 on
Maps
Map, approx 1920
Market Square, photos
Market Square 1906 onwards
Maud Thayre
Michael Stacey
Mobile Household Waste Service
Museum, Cottage
Noticeboard
Old Photos of town and area
PAADA Art & Antique Dealers Assoc.
Pat Przepiorka
PBA, Business Association for town
Petworth & Bognor Angling Club
Petworth & District Rifle Club
Petworth Festival
Petworth House & Park Photo Gallery
      House, National trust site
Petworth Pages - free newsletter
Petworth Prison
Petworth Society
Petworth Washington DC USA
Photograph galleries
Police
Police Station, rebuilt Jan. 2007
Polish camp in Park
Post Office
Primary School
ROC post
Roman coins find
Rother Valley Trail
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School Inspector visits 1896
Scouts, Cubs and Beavers offline
Ships named after town
sketches of town and area 1920
St. Marys church
Surgery
Tom Hoare
Tillington Photographs
Town Band
Vintage Photographs of town and area
 
Letters from immigrants to Canada 1832
 
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Flower Bowl Garage robbed

15 December 2014


VIDEOS
The Olympic torch passes through Petworth
Olympic torch goes through Petworth
16 July 2012 - - by 50goingon30

 
The Town Band playing
refurbished Harris Brothers Gallops
 at Fair
Fair & Harris Brothers Gallops
20 Nov 2006 - - by John, Storrington

 
A cold and windy afternoon in
the magnificent Park
windy afternoon in the Park
06 February 2008 - by shirenewton

 
Driving through Petworth - video
19 August 2008 - - TaGaMeMNoN1983

 


Petworth Fire Station
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Miscellaneous articles: -
Balls Cross crash Nov.2015
Petworth Fair in November Nov.2013
Coultershaw Bridge Bike crashOct.2013
Two dead in Petworth crashSep.2013
1930s family outing to PetworthJan 2013
Missing Petworth man foundAug 2012
Mindless vandalism in PetworthAug 2012
Petworth man hit by train Jul.2012
A283 closed after fatal collision Feb.2012
New role for Herbert Shiner Sep.2011
Man charged with shop robbery Aug.2011
Bid for later hours at restaurantJuly 2011
Hampers Green nursery praise Apr.2011
Windscreens damaged on A272 Feb.2011
Parking charges for town Feb.2011
Remembrance day medals ban Nov 2010
W&A Baxter ceases trading Sep.2010
Businesses fight back parking Sep 2010
Petworth ramraiders sentenced Sept 2010
Housing plans in disarray July 2010
No problems in reservoir levels June 2010
Fire station is safe June 2010
Worst drought since 1975 May 2010
20mph limit to make road safer May 2010
Closed register office fearsMay 2010
Byworth man dies on A272May 2010
PBA Chairman steps downApr 2010
Lorry ban can be enforced Apr 2010
Beam pump objectionsMar 2010
£140,000 wasted on road signs Feb 2010
Alvin Stardust to turn on lightsNov.2009
Red Lion to be new restaurant Aug.2009
Call to stop lorry nightmare Jun.2009
Roman coins find at PetworthDec. 2008
Lady denies attempted murderDec. 2008
Chapel may be convertedNov. 2008
Hampers Green house fireJuly 2008
Herbert Shiner Pupils relocateMay.2008
Fumes alert at Herbert ShinerJan.2008
Snow closes schoolsJan.2007
7,000 Petworth burglaryJan.2007
New Police stationJan.2007
Death of Petworth rectorDec.2006
New 4x4 for Fire StationSep 2000
Schoolbus crashes into cottageFeb.1999

Traffic accidents & incident archive
 
ATTEMPTED ROBBERY
IN PETWORTH PARK

26 Jan.2014
MAN DIES IN PETWORTH
RIVER ROTHER ACCIDENT

21 April 2012
2011 PETWORTH CENSUS
Bid to save old wall & prisoners names
May 2008

Parish council is considering turning itself into a town council - complete with a town mayor. Dec.08
Enterprise Partnership
clears old cemetery
- Oct.2007
 
PHOTO GALLERIES

Bus timetables, taxis and travel information
 
photo- Midhurst & Petworth Observer -
click to enlarge Hampers Green Pre-school gets top marks
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Forest Gallery, Lombard Street, Petworth

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