Steyning, West Sussex
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The manor of Steyning was owned by Alfred, and the king established a royal mint here. The town was once a busy harbour, but when the River Adur silted up, the emphasis shifted from shipping to the regular markets held here.
The old core of Steyning has a large number of historic buildings, including many from the medieval and Tudoer period. Among the historic buildings is the Old Grammar School, founded in 1614 by William Holland, and occupying a set of 15th century buildings. Steyning Museum, on Church Street, houses exhibits telling the story of the long history of Steyning and the area.
Steyning provides an excellent base for both riding and walking on the South Downs, and many people use it as a holiday base for exploring the area.
Address: Steyning, West Sussex, England
Attraction Type: Town
Location: 13 miles south of Horsham, off the A283
OS: TQ 1771 1110
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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