Infobox UK place
region=South East England

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
london_distance=convert|37|mi N
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".


External links

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

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