If you’re thinking of moving to Sussex, you may also be thinking of moving to and living in Storrington. And why not. It’s a fabulous town. So in this post, we share all the essential Storrington information you may need to know.
Important facts about the town
Storrington is a West Sussex town about 45 miles south of London. It is in the Horsham District and within the parish of Storrington and Sullington. The town sits astride the A283, a short distance from the main A24 from London to the coast. It is between the towns of Pulborough and Steyning (west and east) and Horsham and Worthing (north and south).
In the 2021 census, Storrington had a population of 9,125. The nearest train stations are Pulborough and Amberley from where you can catch trains to Gatwick and London. It’s also just north of the South Downs and positioned more or less halfway along the South Downs Way. Storrington is twinned with the commune of Villerest in the Loire department of central France.
Storrington dates back to Domesday Book where it is recorded as ‘Estorchestone’ AKA a place well-known for storks … which explains the storks on the town sign.
In the past, Storrington had a tanning industry and was known for its rabbit breeding. In the late 19th century a priory was built in the town and in the early 10th century this was followed by the building of St Joseph’s Hall in Greyfriars Lane which was built as a private house but became the residence of the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton. A large part of town centre is designated a conservation area and you’ll also find the town is home to a rather gorgeous door!
With lots of independent shops, Storrington has a busy town centre which includes a Post Office, Waitrose and a bank. In terms of sport, there is a football and cricket pitch and a leisure centre. There are also a number of places to eat and drink in Storrington which include everything from tearooms and coffee shops to pub grub and Indian restaurants. Worthing and Brighton are both within easy reach with a host of things to do and see.
The town has a primary school, and there are also a number of other primary schools in the surrounding villages. For state education, most children go on to Steyning Grammar School and The Weald Sixth Form in Billingshurst. There are two excellent nearby prep schools namely Dorset House and Windlesham and for independent schools at secondary level you have Farlington School and Christ’s Hospital (Horsham), Lancing College, Seaford College (Petworth ) and Our Lady of Sion (Worthing).
Living in Storrington
The town has a thriving community that extends to the surrounding villages. There’s a small weekly market and lots of clubs and activities. According to Rightmove in 2022, the average price was £613,871 with the majority of sales being of detached properties (with an average price of £797,070).
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