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Lurgashall is a small village to the north east of Midhurst and west of Northchapel. Although there is evidence of occupation in Roman times and possibly prior, it was not mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The school has long closed but it still has a thriving village shop with Post Office, a recently refurbished village hall and even its own winery and a cider producer closeby.
Lurgashall is also home to the church of St Laurence which still retains evidence of its Saxon origins.
The Noah's Ark pub sits alongside the village green. Built in 1557 with a brew house, which continued for over 350 years to brew its own beer, this being also delivered to other Inns in the district. It was also the village bakery.
The pub became the centre of village life and was the local headquarters of the Swing Riots of 1830.
There are nearly 40 miles of public footpaths and bridleways in the parish which was loved by Lord Tennyson, who built a house in 1869, Aldworth, on nearby Black Down. It was occupied by Tennyson until his death, mostly through the summer. Tennyson died in the house on the 6 October 1892.
The cricket, played on the triangular village green, attracts many spectators who like to watch it being played in such a perfect English setting.

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A View of Edwardian Lurgashall
It is almost 10 years since The Window Press first published
A View of Edwardian Lurgashall
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Amazing rescue of Lurgashall dog
stuck on barbed wire for two days

April 2010

Lurgashall post office open for longer hours
photo - Pam Forey, owner of village shop

24 June 2010

Post Office burgled - 16 Sept.2011

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Thieves have stolen this Romany
style caravan from Lurgashall

22 June 2010


16 August 2011
Change of Parish clerk
Lurgashall Parish council's clerk has this week changed. Patrick Szell has recently resigned after six years service
The new clerk is now Mr Mike Oakland.
1st January 2015
Lurgashall now has a new clerk
Mrs Helen Cruikshank
Thanks to Andy Tate for his regular updates.

Lurgashall on the Rother Valley Trail

26 Aug 2010
Lickfold Inn closes
December 2014
The Lickfold Inn has re-opened
after refurbishment by new owners.

Lurgashall, West Sussex, UK
Lat-Long: - 51.0365, -0.6649
OS Grid Coords 493707, 127201
OS Grid ref: SU936271
London 40 miles
phone code 01428
post code    GU28
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Miscellaneous articles: -
Post Office burgled Sep.2011
No problems with reservoirs Jun.2010
Post office opens for longer Jun.2010
Worst drought since 1975 May.2010
Lifesaving Postman gets award May.2010
Closed register office fears May.2010
Lucky rescue of Lurgashall dogApr.2010

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14 November 2012 to May 2013

October 2012 to May 2013

Lurgashall populations
1851 population - 744
1861 population - 727
1871 population - 727
1991 population - 590
2001 population - 581 in 220 homes
Lurgashall Post Office directory 1867

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Jacquie Lawson e-cards Jacquie lives in Lurgashall in West Sussex. The cottage you see in the first Christmas e-card is hers, and the village green in the 'Snowdog' card is right outside her cottage. She is a regular at the Noah's Ark pub opposite.

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