Welcome to the Lower Beeding Parish website, which aims to provide a source of useful information to residents and visitors.
The Lower Beeding Parish lies in the heart of rural West Sussex between the North and South Downs and on the edge of St Leonards Forest. For centuries the Forest was a rich source of iron ore and the area is known for its Hammer ponds, established in the 16th century to supply water to the smelting forges. The Parish embraces the small village of Lower Beeding and the hamlets of Crabtree and Plummers Plain. The village is centred around Holy Trinity Church and the Plough public house, where Sandygate Lane (B2115) meets Handcross Road (B2110). A short distance away is the small and popular Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School.
The historic market town of Horsham is 4 miles to the north-west and, at a similar distance to the north-east, Handcross village allows access to the A23/M23 north to Gatwick and London and south to Brighton.
In addition to the Plough, there are two other public houses in the Parish, The Wheatsheaf at Plummers Plain and The Crabtree. There is a range of accommodation available in the Parish, including Bed & Breakfast establishments and Hotels.
Lower Beeding Association
"We are a bit earlier this year but the LB Fete and Dog Show will be held on Saturday 20th June 2015.
Some of you may know The Lower Beeding Sports Association held summer fetes, dances, gymkhanas and other fund raising events until they obtained their own sports ground having raised the required £3500 for the purchase of the field in the 1950s. The Pavilion was built in 1964.
Lower Beeding lost its village hall at the end of Mill Lane in the late 1960s and negotiated with the LBSA to build an extension hall onto the Pavilion. Eventually this was agreed and the hall was opened by Lady Loder in October 1977. The Lower Beeding Association was formed in 1975 with the object "to provide a village hall for the use of the inhabitants of the Parish of Lower Beeding without distinction of political, religious or other opinions, including use for meetings, lectures and classes and for other forms of recreation and leisure time occupation" The annual Fete and Dog Show has been held ever since.
It is run by a volunteer management committee and the income is raised through hall hiring, the annual fete, profit from bar functions, sports hirings and a village lottery (250 Club). In recent years the Parish Council has generously donated funds. The LBA is a registered self funded charity and it has a well equipped hall and bar, super sports field and large parking area for 50 cars - what more could you want! "
Holy Trinity is a small, caring and vibrant Church of England school at the heart of the Lower Beeding community. We do our best to ensure that each child not only achieves the highest standards...
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