Fernhurst, West Sussex
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Fernhurst was notorious for its bad roads prior to the 18th century. The so-called 'Fernhurst clay' made passing to - or through - the village a major challenge! Prosperity with the booming iron industry led to great improvements to the roads, thankfully!
There are excellent walks in the area, which is set within a good distance of several of the tallest hills in West Sussex. A path from the Red Lion pub takes you to the top of Blackdown, the tallest point in the Weald.
There are a number of 14th and 15th-century half-timbered buildings in Fernhurst, and a goodly number of later 16th and 17th-century houses.
Address: Fernhurst, West Sussex, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: On the A286 3 miles south of Haslemere
OS: SU 9008 2677
Photo Credit: Mark Percy, 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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Haslemere Educational Museum - 3.9 miles (Museum)
Selham, St James Church - 4.2 miles (Historic Church)
Chithurst, St Mary Church - 4.3 miles (Historic Church)
Trotton, St George Church - 4.8 miles (Historic Church)
Ramster Hall Gardens - 5 miles (Garden)
Petworth, St Mary's Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church)
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