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Horsted Keynes, Sussex

Historical Description

Horsted Keynes, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands 6 miles NE by E of Cuckfield, and has a junction station on the L.B. & S.C.R., 37 from London. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under East Grinstead, is picturesquely situated and much frequented by visitors. The parish includes part of Dane Hill chapelry, and comprises 4232 acres; population of the civil parish, 932; of the ecclesiastical, 792. The manor belongs to Viscount Hampden. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester; value, £380 with residence. The church is Early English and cruciform, with central tower and spire, and contains a cross-legged effigies 2½ feet long, and monuments of the Wyatts; the building was thoroughly restored in 1884. The churchyard contains the grave of Archbishop Leighton, who resided here during the last ten years of his life, and over the grave a tombstone was erected in 1857. There are a Baptist chapel and a village reading-room.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySussex 
Ecclesiastical parishHorsted-Keynes St. Giles 
Poor Law unionCuckfield 

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DistrictMid Sussex
CountyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRH17
Post TownHaywards Heath