Newick

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Newick (disambiguation).
Newick
Newick Church 5.JPG
St. Mary's Church
Newick is located in East Sussex
Newick
Newick
 Newick shown within East Sussex
Area  7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi) [1]
Population 2,343 (Parish-2007) [1]
   – density  778/sq mi (300/km2)
OS grid reference TQ415215
   – London  37 miles (60 km) N 
Civil parish Newick
District Lewes
Shire county East Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEWES
Postcode district BN8
Dialling code 01825
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Lewes
List of places
UK
England
East Sussex

Coordinates: 50°59′N 0°01′E / 50.98°N 0.02°E / 50.98; 0.02

Newick is a village and civil parish in the Lewes District of East Sussex, England. It is located on the A272 road six miles (9.6 km) east of Haywards Heath.

The parish church, St. Mary's, dates mainly from the Victorian era, but still has a Norman window. Zion Chapel, a Strict Baptist chapel, was built in 1834 and converted to flats in 2001. Newick Evangelical Free Church, originally a mission hall, opened in 1892.[2]

The village is home to three pubs (The Crown Inn, The Royal Oak, and The Bull Inn), one restaurant (Newick Tandoori), a butcher, a baker, a pharmacy, as well as a number of other businesses. There is also a primary school, a health centre, a village hall known originally as the 'Derek Hall', and a post office.

Like many other places in Sussex, Newick holds an annual Bonfire Night celebration on the Saturday before Lewes Bonfire Night. Many of the local bonfire societies join the procession.

Landmarks[edit]

The bonfire society banner at Lewes

In the south of the parish is the manor of Newick Park, once the home of William Joynson-Hicks, 1st Viscount Brentford.[3] The Grade II* listed building was a country hotel, but is now a private house.

The area in the south of the parish has several chalybeate springs.

Sports and recreation[edit]

Newick has a King George's Field in memorial to King George V. In 1934 Dirk Bogarde (Derek Bogaerde as he then was) appeared in amateur dramatic productions in the village with Newick Amateur Dramatic Society (NADS), which still exists with a youth sub-society: Newick Youth Theatre (Formerly known as the NADYS)

Rail transport[edit]

Until 17 March 1958, the village was served by Newick and Chailey railway station on the East Grinstead to Lewes line, part of which remains as the Bluebell Railway. The line was closed by the Branch Line Committee long before British Rail's Beeching Report. The next station north was Sheffield Park and the next station south was Barcombe. Sheffield Park is still used by the Bluebell Railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 26 April 2008. 
  2. ^ Lindsey, Joyce (1983). Newick: The Story of a Sussex Village c. 900–1950. Newick: Newick Parish Council. p. 36. 
  3. ^ "British History Online". A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 7. University of London & History of Parliament Trust. 1940. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Newick at Wikimedia Commons