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McIndoe Memorial Statue

On Monday 9 June 2014, after 3 years of hard work and fundraising by the Steering Committee, Martin ...

St Swithun’s Church

St. Swithun's is a Grade II listed building. The site had a church since the 11th century. It was st ...

Weir Wood Reservoir Nature Reserve

Weir Wood Reservoir in the Ashdown Forest is mostly water, surrounded by strips of open grassland, s ...

Millennium Stone & Meridian Line

The Millennium Year 2000 was marked by the placing of a beacon just near East Court Mansion and by t ...

Wakehurst

Kew's garden in Sussex Wonderful Wakehurst! Whatever the time of year, the grounds of Wakehurst are ...

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Welcome to Visit East Grinstead

Discover East Grinstead, the capital of the historic High Weald. Our ancient market town has a wealth of architectural heritage and is surrounded by some of the finest countryside in the whole of the South East of England.

Truly, East Grinstead has something for everyone. Friendly restaurants, pubs, bars and coffee shops are waiting to bid you welcome. Cosy accommodation in one of our hotels or bed and breakfasts is available through the year….

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2018 SUMMER EVENTS LEAFLET

East Grinstead Summer Events

Our new leaflet detailing the major events happening in the town over the next six months is available to download and also available to pick up from the tourist information in East Grinstead library.

DOWNLOAD HERE

  • East Court

    East Court Mansion is the Town Council’s administrative base and is set within the parkland grounds of East Court. It is an 18th Century Grade II listed b ...

  • Wakehurst

    Kew's garden in Sussex Wonderful Wakehurst! Whatever the time of year, the grounds of Wakehurst are a sight to behold. Wander through ornamental gardens, ...

  • Standen House

    Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden. Come and see a family home and garden brought to life in ...

  • East Grinstead Museum

    Built with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and money raised by the local community, East Grinstead Museum invites you to discover the old market to ...

  • St Swithun’s Church

    St. Swithun's is a Grade II listed building. The site had a church since the 11th century. It was struck by lightning in 1772 and after it was rebuilt by ...

  • Chequer Mead

    Located in the heart of East Grinstead, Chequer Mead Theatre is one of the best venues for entertainment in the South East. This intimate theatre offers q ...

WHAT’S ON IN EAST GRINSTEAD

 

02aug12:00 pm2:00 pmMy Nature WatchCamera Workshop at Wakehurst Place12:00 pm - 2:00 pm gmt

02aug3:00 pm5:00 pmMy Nature WatchCamera Workshop at Wakehurst Place3:00 pm - 5:00 pm gmt

03aug12:00 pm2:00 pmMy Nature WatchCamera Workshop at Wakehurst Place12:00 pm - 2:00 pm gmt

03aug3:00 pm5:00 pmMy Nature WatchCamera Workshop at Wakehurst Place3:00 pm - 5:00 pm gmt

04aug10:00 am4:00 pmNational Celebration of StitchEast Grinstead Library10:00 am - 4:00 pm gmt

04aug10:00 am12:00 pmMeet your Town CouncillorEast Grinstead Library10:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT

04aug11:00 am3:00 pmSummer Wishboat MakingStanden House & Gardens11:00 am - 3:00 pm

04aug12:00 pm5:30 pmEast Grinstead Cricket Club v Cuckfield CCSussex Premier League12:00 pm - 5:30 pm GMT

04aug3:00 pm5:00 pmChequer Mead Productions presents Disney’s High School Musical JrChequer Mead Theatre3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

05aug11:00 am3:00 pmSummer Wishboat MakingStanden House & Gardens11:00 am - 3:00 pm

05aug1:00 pm5:00 pmEast Court Live - Party In the Park 2018Free Summer Music Concert at East Court Mansion1:00 pm - 5:00 pm gmt

06aug10:00 am12:30 pmRelax with Colouring at East Grinstead LibraryHelp to Reduce Stress and be Creative.10:00 am - 12:30 pm gmt

07aug10:30 am3:00 pmSummer Activity DaysAt East Grinstead Museum10:30 am - 3:00 pm gmt

07aug11:00 am3:00 pmEast Grinstead PlaydayKing George's Field11:00 am - 3:00 pm

08aug7:00 pm10:00 pmBlack Magic- The Little Mix ShowChequer Mead Theatre7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

THE TOWN’S HISTORY

East Grinstead has a long tradition of weekly markets. It’s broad High Street is testimony to this. Even before a town existed, several ancient tracks converged on this area and people would probably have met to transact their business. Possibly in goods and animals.

The town was given a charter by Henry III in 1247 to have a weekly Monday market and an annual fair. In 1655 the market moved from Monday to Thursday predominately for the sales of corn, but joined in 1703 by cattle sales. Thursday has remained the day of the popular farmer’s market ever since. The cattle market thrived until December 1970 when the last ‘Fat Stock Show’ was held.

East Grinstead High St 1883

Did You Know?


1247 East Grinstead was given a Royal Charter by Henry III to hold a weekly market and an annual Fair.
770th anniversary this year.

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