Dial Post

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Dial Post
Worthing Road, Dial Post - geograph.org.uk - 149501.jpg
Worthing Road, Dial Post
Dial Post is located in West Sussex
Dial Post
Dial Post
 Dial Post shown within West Sussex
OS grid reference TQ155195
Civil parish West Grinstead
District Horsham
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Arundel and South Downs
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Coordinates: 50°57′50″N 0°21′23″W / 50.96377°N 0.35651°W / 50.96377; -0.35651

Dial Post is a hamlet in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. The civil parish, where the lowest level political meetings are held, is West Grinstead in the north-east - its biggest settlement is 2 miles (3.2 km) east at Partridge Green. It has a population of around 100 based on the average headcount per inhabited dwelling. In 2001 the population of the civil parish as a whole was 2,934 [1]

History[edit]

The latter building, Dial Post House is a large building dated 1712, which post-dates name of the settlement[2]

The origin of the name is uncertain but Dial Post farm, Dial Post fields, and Dial Post house were named in the early 18th century.[3]

From: 'West Grinstead', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2: Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) including Horsham (1986), pp. 83–89. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18329 Date accessed: 12 August 2012. Dial Post farm, which comprised 300 acres (120 ha) c. 1710 when it was leased for 21 years.[4]

From: 'West Grinstead: Economic history', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2: Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) including Horsham (1986), pp. 94–99. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18331 Date accessed: 12 August 2012. The ruins of medieval Knepp Castle lie between Dial Post and Southwater by the A24.[5]

Geography[edit]

Today[edit]

The Green

There is one public house, the Crown, but no church or shops.

The village centre retains four of the area's listed buildings, all of Grade II:

  • New Lodge[6]
  • Hazel Cottage[7]
  • Alma Cottage[8]
  • Dial Post House[2]

A new village hall, built with the help of a £50,000 grant from the Sussex Downs and Low Weald LEADER programme, was completed early in 2010.[9]

The ecclesastical parish centres on an ancient Grade I listed church, St George in the middle of West Grinstead[10][11] The parishioners have undertaken to maintain the chancel in exchange for the grant from the glebe estate in 1511 of the church house, see chancel repair liability.[11] Similarly, across that village centre is the listed Catholic Church of our Lady of Consolation and St Francis.[12]

Transport[edit]

Dial Post was originally on the main but picturesque A24 road linking London, Epsom, Leatherhead, Horsham and Worthing, between Southwater and Ashington, but a straighter bypass exists to the east.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk 2001 census details
  2. ^ a b Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1354247)". National Heritage List for England.  Dial Post House listing entry
  3. ^ T P Hudson (Editor), A P Baggs, C R J Currie, C R Elrington, S M Keeling, A M Rowland (1986). "West Grinstead". A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2: Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) including Horsham. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  4. ^ T P Hudson (Editor), A P Baggs, C R J Currie, C R Elrington, S M Keeling, A M Rowland (1986). "West Grinstead: Economic history". A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2: Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) including Horsham. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Historic England. Knepp Castle listing "Details from listed building database (1010765 Knepp Castle listing)". National Heritage List for England. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1026870)". National Heritage List for England.  New Lodge listing entry
  7. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1181662)". National Heritage List for England.  Hazel Cottage listing entry
  8. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1354274)". National Heritage List for England.  Alma Cottage listing entry
  9. ^ Richard Chalk. "Dial Post Village Hall". Rural Development Programme for England. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1284797)". National Heritage List for England.  St George's Church.
  11. ^ a b T P Hudson (Editor), A P Baggs, C R J Currie, C R Elrington, S M Keeling, A M Rowland (1986). post "West Grinstead: Churches". A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2: Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) including Horsham. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1391890)". National Heritage List for England.  Our Lady of Consolation and St Francis

External links[edit]

Media related to Dial Post at Wikimedia Commons