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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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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  • 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 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

WHAT’S ON IN EAST GRINSTEAD

january

novChristmas at StandenStanden House and GardenMonth Long Event (november)

novThe Winter Tree at Standen HouseStanden House and GardenMonth Long Event (november) gmt

decCinderella at Chequer MeadChequer Mead TheatreMonth Long Event (december) gmt

fri24jan1:30 pm4:00 pmPathways - Open DayCharis Centre, Crawley1:30 pm - 4:00 pm gmt

sat25jan2:00 pm4:00 pmEast Grinstead Rugby FC v SeafordHarvey's of Sussex Div 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

sat25jan2:00 pm4:00 pmEast Grinstead Lacrosse Club v PurleySouth Division 22:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

sat25jan3:00 pm5:00 pmEast Grinstead Town FC v RamsgateBetvictor Isthmian League Division South3:00 pm - 5:00 pm GMT

sat25jan7:30 pm10:00 pmSwing that musicChequer Mead Theatre7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

sun26jan9:30 am3:30 pmLingfield Antiques, Collectables and Vintage Fair130 fantastic indoor stalls bristling with all variety of amazing unique and unusual items!9:30 am - 3:30 pm

tue28jan10:30 am12:00 amEnergy Advice with Age UK & Mid Sussex District CouncilGlen Vue Hub10:30 am - 12:00 am gmt

tue28jan7:30 pm9:30 pmEast Grinstead Town FC v Sevenoaks TownBetVictor Isthmian League South Division7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

tue28jan7:30 pm9:30 pmMindfulness CourseSt. Swithun's Church Hall7:30 pm - 9:30 pm gmt

tue28jan8:00 pm11:00 pmEast Grinstead Jazz ClubThe Dorset Arms Pub8:00 pm - 11:00 pm gmt

wed29jan8:00 pm11:00 pmLive Music - Three Hats UnpluggedThe Engine Room8:00 pm - 11:00 pm gmt

thu30jan10:10 am11:10 amMid Sussex Voluntary ActionEast Court10:10 am - 11:10 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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