Hurstpierpoint in old picture postcards volume 2

Hurstpierpoint in old picture postcards volume 2

:   Raymond A. Packham
:   Sussex, West
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-6503-7
:   80
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HolyTrinity Church, Hurstpierpoint, is the most outstanding edifice in the village. The spire reaching skywards for 130 feet can be seen for miles around, and represents 'Home' to residents returning from work, from visiting friends in other locations, and all kinds of various journeys which are part of everyday life. For this reason 'Hurstpierpoint in old picture postcards' volume 2 starts with the church and its environment, then goes down the Brighton Road to MuddIeswood, turning right up the old A23 road to Albourne and Sayers Common. Returning to the White Horse Inn, which displays its date of origin as 1592, we take a look at the Chinese Gardens, formed in 1843 by Adam Adams in Western Road. These pleasure gardens existed for over a hundred years and were still operating in the 1950's. Now they have disappeared to make way for modern housing estates

- Hurst Gardens, Chestnut Grove and Pierpoint Close.

Cuckfield Road has been the location of the village schools since 1868, then named Hurstpierpoint Church of England Schools and from 1955 when the Reverend T.R. Franklin was the Rector they were called St. Lawrence Schools.

Some early postcards of the school children during the First World War still exist, and two of them are shown in this book, together with two from the 1930's.

The old Brewery stood almost opposite the schools, the majority of the buildings still remain, and a few more recent on es have been added. For some years after it ceased to operate as a brewery, it was a cheese factory.

The Methodist Church was formerly in Manor Road until 1910, when it moved to the new premises in Cuckfield Road.

St. John's College, founded by the Reverend Nathaniel Woodard, is one of the Woodard Schools Foundation, along with Ardingly and Lancing, and in recent years it has become co-educational. Returning to the High Street we proceed eastwards past the Mansion House, once the home of the Beard and the Weekes families.

The New Inn has always been a much-frequented meeting place for Village Institutions and Clubs, and in the nineteenth century the Vestry (Local Government) members met there, before the Parish Council was formed in 1895.

The outline of the buildings in the High Street has not changed very much over the last hundred years. Hardings Cottages and Cards Cottage were demolished about 1899 to make way for Cards Place. Mr. Mirten's Chemist Shop was taken over by Barclays Bank, who demolished it, and built new premises to their own design.

On the corner of Pit Road the group of cottages and shops on the site of the old Workhouse were cleared away, and new shops

with flats above - 'Pitt Court' - have replaced them. Initially Hurst Library was located there before the present library was built in Trinity Road. Now we have a chemist and a dry cleaners. In Pit Road opposite the Recreation Ground the five old cottages, once part of the Workhouse, were demolished to make way for new houses, and even the old forge has been converted to a private dwelling.

Proceeding eastwards we look at the properties near the junction of the High Street and South Avenue, followed by Sunshine Home, St. George's House and St. George's Church, visitingTott Farm, Danny and Wolstonbury Hill before coming back to the Hassocks Road.

'Lynton' at the corner of College Lane is still remembered by many older residents, and proceeding by way ofWickham Hill, the Ham Farm and Stone Pound cross-roads, we reach journey's end at the old buildings of Hassocks Station, where two horses and waggons are just arriving, loaded up with the luggage of pupils of St. John's College, going home for the holidays.


Once again my grateful thanks are due to my son Roger, for allowing me to use the postcards from his collection to produce volume 2 of 'Hurstpierpoint in old picture postcards'.

A few photographs have been included from the archives of the Hurstpierpoint Historical Society, and three very early ones courtesy of Mr. Roy Parry, Mr. E. Olszewski and Mrs. 1. Gates, and I am extremely grateful to everyone for their help with this book.

October 1997 Ray Packham

1 0 Marchants Road Hurstpierpoint

1 A view of the cross- roads taken about 1905, when Mr. e. Older owned the cyde shop. The wall of the kitchen garden belonging to Chantry House adjoins Mr. e. Bannister'sWatch & Clock shop, and H. Myall was the baker occupying the corner shop beyond it.

2 The interior of HolyTrinity Church about 1910. The east window was given by Colonel WH. Campion in memory ofhis son Charles, who was killed in the Boer War at Vlakfontein, South Africa, in 1902. The original east window depicting the Ascension is now in Canada, in the Church of St. [ohn the Evangelist, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where it is highly regarded.

3 The Regimental Band heads the Church Parade af members af the 4th Battalion. Rayal Sussex Regiment in

191 1, marching back to the Territorial Camp at Hassacks. Quite a number af Hurst residents have gathered to witness their departure.

4 The west doorway of Holy Trinity Church, where a service celebrating forty years since the foundation of St. John's College has been held. The central figure with a white beard is the Reverend Carey Hampton Borrer (Rector), accompanied by Reverend H.S. Milner, second Master ofthe College, Mr. G. Rawlinson with a large black beard, Headmaster of Hurst School, and the Curate, Reverend WGo Deighton. Masters and boys from St. John's College complete the group, believed to have been photographed in June 1889.

5 The lych gate at the northwest entrance to HolyTrinity Church, erected in 1869 in memory ofWilliam [ohn Campion of Danny, 18041869. There are two inscriptions, the outer one reads

'1 am the Resurrection and the I.ife' , and the inner one in Latin says 'Requiem Eternam Dona Eis Domine, et Lux perpetuam Luceat Eis'.

6 The crossroads and War Memorial seen from the eastern wall of the churchyard. H. Myall's bakery has been replaced by WR.E. Gatlaud's Oil and Hardware Stores, and this picture dates from the late Inos.

7 The War Memorial in the Campion Chapel, to commemorate the men of Hurstpierpoint who gave their lives in the First World War 19141918. It was dedicated on Sunday, 19th September 1926 by Bishop Southwell of Chichester.

8 The western end of the High Street laaking tawards the parish church in the early 193 Os. A large sign advertising the 'Farmers Weekly' was painted on the wall by the newsagents, and the lang wall on the right belangs to the Old Manor House.

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