A Sussex Downland Village

Here you will find information on one of the most beautiful villages in West Sussex. One with a lively and welcoming community.

Nestling in the foothills of the South Downs, Slindon is charming and unspoilt, its brick and flint houses surrounded by beech woods, farms and open downland. Much of the landscape and many of the houses are in the care of the National Trust – helping to maintain a balance between tradition and practicality for visitors and residents alike. The population of Slindon is about 500, divided between homes both north and south of the A.29.

This is a place of history – from saints to smugglers, from churches to duck pond, from Elizabethan mansion to ancient cattle pound. It also boasts perhaps the best claim to be the birthplace of cricket – a memorial of bat, ball and wicket bears witness to this fact, as does a cricket club still playing after more than 250 years.

Slindon is a haven for ramblers and horse riders; in the Spring, the bluebell woods are a joy to explore, whilst in the autumn people from all over the world come to see the famous pumpkin display.

2014’s Pumpkin display and sales is now open and will continue to be throughout October at Pumpkin Farm, 4 Top Road, Slindon. See their new web site: www.Slindonpumpkins.co.uk or call Robin Upton 01243 814694.

Slindon’s Pumpkin Cafe at St Richard’s Church is open from Friday 24th October to Saturday 1st November 10.00a.m. – 5.00pm daily Pumpkin Soup and rolls, cakes and teas and coffees and soft drinks. very family friendly. Run jointly by members of St Richard’s and St Mary’s Churches, Slindon. Proceeds to charity.

Whenever you come, there will always be plenty to enjoy. With 2,000 sunshine hours per annum, Slindon’s climate is amongst Britain’s best. Click for Weather Forecast

SlindonLife

Run by villagers and for all villagers, we aim to act as a catalyst and conduit for all manner of activities. We are lucky to live in a vibrant and active community – the aim of SlindonLife is to make sure it stays that way.

We help co-ordinate and initiate a varied programme of events, building on existing activities, and aiming to make sure there are things going on for everyone (films, performing arts, sports and exercise to name but a few). This website and the Farmers’ Market are other examples of inititative we have supported and have helped get under way.

If there are things you feel should be being done in the village but are not, then get in touch and we’ll see if we can make it happen. Contact: Mike Imms (Chairman) on 814777 or Moira and Tony Richards on 814735

Thanks to all those who have contributed to this website.

Suggestions, announcements and news items may be sent to:  slindon@hotmail.co.uk

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