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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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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Historic High Street

    The focal point of East Grinstead’s charm and old Market Town reputation is the conservation area in and around the historic High Street. It’s not too har ...

  • 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 ...

WHAT’S ON IN EAST GRINSTEAD

 

sat15dec11:00 am6:00 pmChristmas FairSaint Hill Manor, East Grinstead11:00 am - 6:00 pm gmt

sat15dec2:00 pm4:00 pmEast Grinstead Lacrosse Club v Plymouth UniversitySouth of England East Division 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

sat15dec2:30 pm3:30 pmForest Row Lifeboat Chior - Carols & Cakes2:30 pm - 3:30 pm gmt

sat15dec5:00 pm9:00 pmPETER PAN PANTOMIMEChequer Mead5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

sat15dec6:00 pm9:00 pmA Christmas CarolJubilee Community Church6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

sat15dec7:00 pm12:00 amSnow Party Night – Saturday 15th December at East CourtEast Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT7:00 pm - 12:00 am

sat15dec7:00 pm9:00 pmThe SavannahsJohn Pye's The Bookshop7:00 pm - 9:00 pm gmt

sat15dec7:30 pm10:00 pmEast Grinstead Concert Band Christmas SpectacularSt. Swithun's Church, East Grinstead7:30 pm - 10:00 pm gmt

sat15dec7:30 pm9:30 pmCharles Dickens' - A Christmas CarolThe Community Centre, Forest Row RH18 5DZ7:30 pm - 9:30 pm gmt

sun16dec11:00 am3:00 pmChristmas Floral Workshop LunchThe Ravenswood Hotel11:00 am - 3:00 pm gmt

sun16dec1:00 pm4:00 pmPETER PAN PANTOMIMEChequer Mead1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

sun16dec1:00 pm4:00 pmPETER PAN PANTOMIMEChequer Mead1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

sun16dec5:00 pm9:00 pmPETER PAN PANTOMIMEChequer Mead5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

sun16dec6:00 pm9:00 pmA Christmas CarolJubilee Community Church6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

sun16dec6:30 pm12:00 amThe Almost Elvis Band Party Night – Sunday 16th December at East CourtEast Court, College Lane, RH19 3LT6:30 pm - 12:00 am

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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