A small village in the South Downs, by the River Lavant. Singleton dates to at least the late Saxon period, when the manor was owned by Earl Godwin of Wessex, father of King Harold. The parish church dates to the Saxon period, with several windows surviving from that time. Singleton, West Sussex, England
A very pretty village of flint and brick cottages, on the South Downs, just a few miles from Arundel. Slindon House (now a school) was built for the Archbishops of Canterbury. Archbishop Stephen Langton, one of the most powerful men in the realm during the reign of King John, died at Slindon House in 1228.
An old market town on the South Downs. Unusually, we know pretty much exactly when Steyning began (if we are to believe old tales!). It seems that the 8th-century saint, Cuthman, was journeying through Sussex, pushing his invalid mother before him on a cart.
Stopham is a small village on the banks of the River Rother. The village is built around a small green, where cottages stand near the early Norman church, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. The manor has been in the hands of the Bartlett (Barttelot) family since the time of the Domesday Book.
An old market town that dates back to the Saxon period. At the time of the Domesday Book Storrington was known as Estorchestone, or place of the storks. It has a long history as a market town, with a market charter granted in 1399. It later became a centre for tanning and fulling.
Tangmere is a small village two miles from Chichester. The village is very closely associated with the nearby RAF base, famous for its role in the Battle of Britain. RAF Tangmere is now closed but the base has become the home of the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, which tells the story of military flying through photographs, models, memorabilia, and replica aircraft, plus a number of authentic military aeroplanes. Tangmere, West Sussex, England
Trotton is an attractive village in the valley of the River Rother near Chithurst. Crossing the river is the old Medieval Bridge, built in the late 14th century by Lord Thomas Camoys, a hero of Agincourt. A memorial to Camoys and his second wife stands in the superb parish church of St George.
Upper Beeding is a village on the River Adur, opposite Bramber, and just within the South Downs National Park boundary. There was a priory here during the 11th century, but no trace of it now remains. There is a modern nunnery, but that is not generally open to visitors. Upper Beeding, West Sussex, England
A village in the Chichester area of West Sussex. The Monarch's Way long-distance path runs through the village, and nearby is Stansted Park, a fabulous stately home dating to the 11th century. Walderton, West Sussex, England
The Dean Inn at West Dean has been the local village meeting place for the past 200 years. Set in the valley of the River Lavant in the South Downs The Dean is 5 miles north of the Cathedral city of Chichester on the A286 and 5 miles south of …