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Hurstpierpoint is an elegant village in West Sussex, to explore throughout the seasons. Called ‘Hurst’ from Old English for ‘wood’ and ‘Pierpoint’ after a Norman family from the 1066 conquest, it is only 1.5 miles from Hassocks but retains its own character. Developed on a sandstone ridge, the village has a high street, cinema, tennis, theatre and a bowling facility. Yet the history of the site goes far back. It is even mentioned in the Domesday book and was known as just ‘Herst’ in the 11thcentury. The St Lawrence Fair, first granted a royal charter in 1313, is held each June and there is a popular arts festival every September. Danny House is sited at the bottom of Wolstonbury Hill. A grand Elizabethan manor, its rooftop scene has some marvellous chimneys.
In Hurstpierpoint and the linked Sayers Common, there is a wonderful variety of domestic and commercial architecture found on streets such as High Street, Albourne Road, Cuckfield Road which becomes Brighton Road and delightfully named residential roads including Chalkers Lane, Willow Way, Langton Lane, Bullfinch Lane, and Danworth Lane. Hurstpierpoint is simply a delightful villageto enjoy in Sussex throughout the seasons wheresampling the dappled sunshine rays showing through the leaves of trees in Autumn, the glacial beauty of frost dust in Winter, bountiful floral displays in Spring or relaxing warm overtones of Summer.
Hurstpierpoint FC is the town’s pride with a place in the Sussex County League Division Three. The village is also represented by Pink Flamingos Football Club, known to be one of the largest football clubs in the Sunday League in Southern England. There are other sports groups in Hurstpierpoint, such as the local cricket club and the schools, which make up Hurstpierpoint College in the north east of the village, are focused on physical education as well as academis prowess.
Celebrities from the world of sport also have links to Hurstpierpoint. Former national football player and Match of the Day presenter, Jimmy Hill, lived in the village until he died on December 19 2015. Olympic runner Frank Salvat was another resident before he passed away and Kazenga LuaLua, Brighton Hove Albion winger, lives in Hurstpierpoint.
Residents in Hurstpierpoint enjoy supporting community events, which enhance village life and help bring a sense of unity. The most poignant occasion on the village calendar is, without a doubt, the annual Remembrance Parade, which takes place each November. A typical parade will gather at South Avenue and then march to the War Memorial via the High Street. A brighter event is the bonfire and fireworks evening, which usually takes place in Danny Park, close to New Way Lane. It is organised by Hurstpierpoint Gymnastics Club, supported by Burgess Hill District Lions and Oldland Mill Trust. The event benefits the gym club, as well as the Oldland Mill Trust and local schools in Burgess Hill, Albourne and Hassocks.
Hurstpierpoint has a respectable reputation when it comes to education. Many primary school pupils attend St Lawrence Church of England Primary School. Hurstpierpoint College is a famous independent senior school, which has day and boarding facilities. It was founded by Canon Nathaniel Woodard in 1849. Tradition plays an important part in the college, with a strong influence from Winchester College. A Shakespeare play has been performed by students each year since 1854. In effect, this means the college has the oldest Shakespeare society in Britain. The college also has its own magazine, The Hurst Johnian, which dates back to 1858 and past copies provide an enriching insight into the school’s history. The publication is possibly the oldest school magazine in Britain.
Hurstpierpoint’s name comes from the Saxon term for wooded hill, which is ‘hurst’. The ‘pierpoint’ of the name is derived from a family who sailed across the English Channel with William the Conqueror in 1066 – the Pierpoint family. The village has been given slightly different names over the years, such as ‘Herst’ in the 11th century, and then later on ‘Herstperpunt’ in the 14th century and the much different ‘Perpondesherst’ in the 15th century, before a resolved ‘Hurstpierpoint’ in the present day. The village rests on a sandstone ridge, with the centre a long street from west to east. Many buildings hail from the 18th century and despite its modern outlook, there is an intriguing sense of historicity for visitors.