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Population: 6800
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Hassocks is a fairly modern village which only really started growing with the coming of the railways in 1841, but the name is older it is derived from the Old English `hessuc` = `clump of course grass`. Hassocks was the crossing point of two Roman roads, a north/south road and the east/west road from Midhurst to just north of Lewes. A Roman cemetery has been found near the crossroads close to the modern Stonepond crossroads were the A273 crosses the B2116; despite the presence of the cemetery and road junction no evidence of any settlement has yet been found. The railway opened in September 1841, it was in a cottage style with Italianate touches. It was first called Hassocks Gate after the toll gate on the turnpike road to Brighton to the west of the line (now the A273) but re-named plain Hassocks in 1881. The village has expanded since the 1950`s with many people moving to the area and commuting to both London & Brighton. The Congregational church was built in 1885 and a Victorian National School in 1877 - now the Hassocks Infant School; the row of terrace cottages next to the station date from the 1860`s. Hassocks has long been a draw for hikers, special trains were first run to Hassocks in 1861, and make an ideal base from which to explore this part of Sussex with the South Downs; Hurstpierpoint and Ditchling all within easy reach.


Jack and Jill Windmills
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Clifford Dann
Eric Marchant & Co
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Hassocks Golf Club
Mid Sussex Golf Club

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Hassocks Hotel
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Hurstpierpoint College
Hurstpierpoint College Preparatory School


Tovey Lodge

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Brighton Excelsior CC (Cycling)
Hassocks (Amateur Football)

Hassocks Ladies FC (Amateur Football)


Potters Bookshop
Garden Pride
Belvoir Gallery
Spitfire Art


Rockinghorse Antique Market

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Vinyard Lodge (0.87 miles)

Vinyard Lodge

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Just 15 minutes from the bustle of Brighton and 15 minutes from Gatwick off the A23 London to Brighton, idyllically situated in the picturesque village of Hurspierpoint by the South ... More

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Premier Inn Burgess Hill (1.64 miles)

Premier Inn Burgess Hill
Premier Inn Burgess Hill is a modern, ecological hotel located in the Victoria Business park of Burgess Hill and offering 24-hour front desk, free parking, a bar and a restaurant. The Beefeater restaurant at the Burgess ... More | visit website
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Little Turrets (2.02 miles)

Little Turrets

Little Turrets is a luxury detached contemporary Bed and Breakfast which has its own courtyard and is independent of the main house of Turrets set in 9 acres of land. Being newly converted it conforms ... More | visit website

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Abbey House (2.58 miles)

Abbey House

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A warm welcome.....Awaits you at our comfortable family home bed and breakfast in a pleasant residential district.We are within easy reach of Burgess Hill railway station, Burgess Hill Town Centre, ... More

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Tovey Lodge (2.60 miles)

Tovey Lodge
Our guests can choose Luxury B&B in our main house or quality self-catering in the Cottage (see below): Deluxe B & B - 3 generous luxury Suites 1st floor & 2 grnd floor top ... More | visit website
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Wickwoods Country Club (2.73 miles)

Wickwoods Country Club
Wickwoods Country Club, Hotel & Spa which offers Memberships, Wedding/Functions, Beauty Treatments and Accommodation is set amongst 22 acres of glorious landscaped gardens and woodland within the South Downs National Park. It lies just south ... More | visit website
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Hickstead Hotel (3.12 miles)

Hickstead Hotel

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Set in 7 acres of peaceful Sussex countryside, this distinguished rural retreat offers a wealth of choice for meetings, dining or a well-earned break away from all the stress of modern ... More

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Innkeepers Lodge (4.29 miles)

Innkeepers Lodge
** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** The lodge is situated next to the Black Lion Harvester, close to the M23 and only a short taxi ride away from Brighton train station. ... More | visit website
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George Hotel (4.83 miles)

George Hotel

This former 16th century coaching inn still retains many of its wonderful original features, with a cosy interior, original wooden beams and an inglenook fireplace. The hotelís original historic beauty does not compromise the standard of ... More | visit website

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No1 The Laurels B&B (4.88 miles)

No1 The Laurels B&B
No1 The Laurels is a modern house built to traditional Sussex style near the center of the village of Henfield yet in a quiet location. Rooms are comfortable with central heating en-suite or private bath/shower ... More | visit website

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