Wivelsfield


Wivelsfield

Infobox UK place
official_name=Wivelsfield
country=England
region=South East England
static_

static_image_caption=
area_footnotes=cite web |url=http://www.eastsussexinfigures.org.uk/webview/ |title=East Sussex in Figures |accessdate=2008-04-26 |publisher=East Sussex County Council]
area_total_km2 =10.8
population=1959 (Parish-2007)
population_density= Pop density mi2 to km2|181|precision=0|abbr=yes
os_grid_reference=TQ341204
latitude=50.97
longitude=-0.09
post_town=HAYWARDS HEATH
postcode_area=RH
postcode_district=RH17
dial_code=01444
constituency_westminster=Lewes
london_distance=convert|37|mi N
shire_district=Lewes
shire_county=East Sussex

Wivelsfield village, and larger adjacent village of Wivelsfield Green, are part of the civil parish of Wivelsfield in the Lewes District of East Sussex, England. The villages are located three miles (5 km) south-east of Haywards Heath. It is one of the larger parishes in the county, although the growth of Burgess Hill to the west has reduced what was originally the ecclesiastical parish. The parish church is dedicated to St Peter and St John the Baptist. Celt and Saxon remains have been found here.

Wivelsfield railway station (originally called "Keymer Junction" until 1896) is located on the Brighton Line, in the north of Burgess Hill, some 2 miles from Wivelsfield itself.

In 1994 Wivelsfield played host to the Tour de France, on its way to Brighton.

The new school has been opened since September 2007. The logo, which stands at the front of the school, was designed by the school's pupils. The old school is being used as a nursery and part of it is now used for residential purposes.

The village pub, which for years had been called the "Cock Inn", was recently refurbished and re-named "The Pear Tree".

The village has its own theatre, named The Wivelsfield Little Theatre. They hold productions in the Village Hall and the Church. Their last production was "The Darling Buds of May".

References

External links

* [http://www.wivelsfield.net/nfHome.asp?Section=Parish%20Council&ButtonPressed=Sadmin32105 Wivelsfield Parish Council]


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