McIndoe Memorial Statue

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

Kingscote Valley

       Kingscote Valley is an exciting new tourism destination consisting of 2000 acres of beautiful ...

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 ...

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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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2017 EVENTS LISTING LEAFLET

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

  • McIndoe Memorial Statue

    On Monday 9 June 2014, after 3 years of hard work and fundraising by the Steering Committee, Martin Jennings’ statue in memorial to Sir Archibald McIndoe, ...

  • Weir Wood Reservoir Nature Reserve

    Weir Wood Reservoir in the Ashdown Forest is mostly water, surrounded by strips of open grassland, scrub and woodland. Low lying meadows also form part of ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Millennium Stone & Meridian Line

    The Millennium Year 2000 was marked by the placing of a beacon just near East Court Mansion and by the installation, on the Meridian Line, of a large bloc ...

WHAT’S ON IN EAST GRINSTEAD

 

26feb10:00 am11:00 amFree Winter WalksLevel 2 Walks - Mondays & Fridays at 10am10:00 am - 11:00 am gmt

27feb2:00 pm3:00 pmBack to Exercise - Zumba -only £1 per sessionChequer Mead 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm gmt

27feb6:30 pm10:30 pmEast Grinstead Town Mayor’s Charity QuizMeridian Hall6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

28feb2:00 pm3:00 pmBack to Exercise - Aqua Aerobics - £1 per sessionKings Centre, East Grinstead2:00 pm - 3:00 pm gmt

01mar2:00 pm4:00 pmEast Grinstead care home hosts falls prevention eventMill View Care Home2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

01mar7:45 pm10:00 pmEast Grinstead Camera ClubFelbridge Village Hall7:45 pm - 10:00 pm GMT

02mar10:00 am11:00 amFree Winter WalksLevel 2 Walks - Mondays & Fridays at 10am10:00 am - 11:00 am gmt

03mar10:00 am12:00 pmMeet your Town CouncillorEast Grinstead Library10:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT

03mar7:30 pm10:30 pmBarry White; A celebration.Chequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:30 pm GMT

05mar10:00 am11:00 amFree Winter WalksLevel 2 Walks - Mondays & Fridays at 10am10:00 am - 11:00 am gmt

05mar10:30 am1:00 pmCoffee, Cake and the Collection at East Grinstead MuseumEast Grinstead Town Museum10:30 am - 1:00 pm

06mar2:15 pm3:15 pmMelody for the mindEast Grinstead Library2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

06mar2:15 pm3:15 pmMelody for the MindFortnightly on Tuesdays between 2.15pm - 2.15pm2:15 pm - 3:15 pm gmt

08mar7:45 pm10:00 pmEast Grinstead Camera ClubFelbridge Village Hall7:45 pm - 10:00 pm GMT

09mar10:00 am11:00 amFree Winter WalksLevel 2 Walks - Mondays & Fridays at 10am10:00 am - 11:00 am gmt

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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