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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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WELCOME TO EAST GRINSTEAD 2019

Welcome to East Grinstead

Download our ‘Welcome to East Grinstead’ leaflet detailing local tourist attractions and things to do in and around the town. The leaflet is also available to pick up from the tourist information in East Grinstead library.

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  • Sackville College

    The College has been a functioning almshouse for almost 400 years, built with a bequest from the will of Robert Sackville, Earl of Dorset. His will provid ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

WHAT’S ON IN EAST GRINSTEAD

 

mon20may7:45 pm9:15 pmEast Grinstead Natural History Society. Illustrated Lecture.St Barnabas Church7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

thu23may7:30 pm9:30 pmScottish Country DancingAshurst Village Hall7:30 pm - 9:30 pm gmt

fri24may8:00 pm10:00 pmGary Delaney- Gagster’s ParadiseChequer Mead8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

mon27may10:30 am12:00 pmGuided tour of historic East GrinsteadEast Grinstead Museum10:30 am - 12:00 pm

mon27may2:30 pm3:15 pmParacise - Exercise ClassThe Meridian Hall, East Court2:30 pm - 3:15 pm gmt

mon27may4:25 pm4:25 pmParacise, gentle exercise.East Court4:25 pm - 4:25 pm

tue28may10:30 am3:00 pmMarvellous May BugsEast Grinstead 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

tue28may6:00 pm7:00 pmHallmark Travel - Tuesday Travelling Tales - 28th May 2019 - My Path to Peru6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

tue28may7:30 pm10:00 pmBohemian Rhapsody (Film)Chequer Mead7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

tue28may8:00 pm10:00 pmEast Grinstead Folk Dance ClubTrinity Methodist Church8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

thu30may7:30 pm9:30 pmScottish Country DancingAshurst Village Hall7:30 pm - 9:30 pm gmt

sat01jun11:30 am5:00 pmEast Grinstead Cricket Club v Mayfield CCSussex Premier League11:30 am - 5:00 pm

sun02jun1:00 pm5:00 pmEast Court Live!1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

mon03jun2:30 pm3:15 pmParacise - Exercise ClassThe Meridian Hall, East Court2:30 pm - 3:15 pm gmt

mon03jun4:25 pm4:25 pmParacise, gentle exercise.East Court4:25 pm - 4:25 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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