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Round & About Lurgashall

Lurgashall Recreation Association (LRA)

Please see Details & paperwork on the association

Lurgashall Village Design Statement (VDS)

The Design Statement has been prepared by residents of the Parish of Lurgashall to distinguish and express elements in design and features of their environment which they believe to be important to retain in order to protect the character of the Parish. It was formally adopted by Chichester District Council on 6th April 2004

Lurgashall Parish Details

Population total: 609 [2011 KS101EW]; 581[2001], 590[1991] of which 30 have a second address in UK and 26 have second address outside UK {ONS}
Location: GB Grid ref SU 936 271

Lurgashall is a traditional English village with 235 dwellings[ONS CouncilTaxDwellings 2011], probably of Saxon origin, situated in the northern part of the Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, approximately in the centre of the triangle between Haslemere, Midhurst and Petworth. In 1870 it had a population of 727 now 609 so you see it has not changed in size much. The focal point of the village is the Green, which is surrounded by delightful old cottages, the parish church of St. Lawrence, the Noah's Ark pub and the shop and postoffice. Outlying settlements include Hillgrove, Dial Green, Roundhurst, Gospel Green, White's Green.

There are some 38 miles of public footpaths and bridleways in the parish as is much of the National Trust's beautiful Black Down hill.

The village school has long since closed (in the 1950s) and the closest school is Northchapel Primary. Closest secondary schools are Midhurst Rother College and Billingshurst Weald School. Of the people in employment[265] some 35% work at home or within 5km [92], the rest travelling mainly by private vehicle work elsewhere [ONS UV35], notable local businesses include a winery, a Sussex cider producer, a woodyard and an e-card company.

There are active cricket, football and horticultural clubs but sadly the Women's Institute ceased in 2006. Cricket attracts many spectators who like to watch it being played in such a lovely setting as does the village fete which runs annually in early summer. The village is very much alive and has recently raised a substantial sum of money to have the Village Hall refurbished and brought up to modern standards. We are now raising money to have its roof repaired.

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Other sources of information on Parishes, Towns and Villages may be found at the following sources:
GravelRoots local Rother Valley information website
British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Lurgashall
S.A.L.C. Sussex Association of Local Councils
District & Parish Councils a list from West Sussex Council
Index of English Parish Councils and information on creating one
Oultwood Index and database of local government, UK, EU, NZ, AUS