Clayton, West Sussex
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The paintings above the chancel arch are particularly rich and ornate. Two historic mills dominate the skyline above Clayton. These two mills are generally referred to as Jack and Jill. Jack, the larger, was built as a tower mill about 1866. It is now a private residence.
Jill, a post mill, is smaller than Jack, but older, built about 1821 at Brighton. It was later moved to Clayton and is now open to visitors, who can watch corn being freshly ground.
Near Clayton is a historic railroad tunnel, one of the largest built during the 1840s railroad boom in Victorian Britain. Above one end of the tunnel is Tunnel House, a mock Tudor dwelling built as a residence for the tunnel keeper.
Address: Clayton, West Sussex, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: About 4 miles north of Chichester, off the B2141
Photo Credit: Michael Garlick, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Seaford Museum of Local History - 6 miles (Museum)
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