Brooks Green

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Brooks Green
Road sign for Brooks Green - - 1284783.jpg
Brooks Green road sign
Brooks Green is located in West Sussex
Brooks Green
Brooks Green
Location within West Sussex
OS grid referenceTQ3948025617
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHorsham
Postcode districtRH13 0
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
West Sussex
51°00′47″N 0°23′33″W / 51.0130°N 0.3926°W / 51.0130; -0.3926Coordinates: 51°00′47″N 0°23′33″W / 51.0130°N 0.3926°W / 51.0130; -0.3926

Brooks Green is a hamlet in the Shipley civil parish of the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It is in the north-west of the parish,[1] approximately 2 miles (3 km) from the parish village of Shipley, and 4.5 miles (7 km) south-west from the district town of Horsham. The hamlet is within the Southwater South and Shipley ward for West Sussex County Council.

Brooks Green has existed at least since 1724, and in 1850 contained about nine buildings.[1]

The hamlet is centred on the south to north Coolham to Barns Green minor road, at the point where Coolham Road becomes Trout Lane at a staggered junction with Emms Lane, running west, and Lackenhurst Lane, running east. The rural aspect is of farms, fields, orchards, managed woodland and isolated and stream-fed ponds. Two streams, Lackenhurst Gill at the south-east and another at the north-west which feeds Parson's Brook, both feed the River Adur, 1,500 yards (1,400 m) to the south. In the north of the hamlet is a residential area of new-build properties, a caravan park, a motor services company, and a dog boarding kennels.[2][3] Approximately 500 yards (460 m) south-east from the central junction, and south off Lackenhurst Lane, is the farmhouse of Lackenhurst, Grade II listed in 1959, which dates to the 16th century and is timber-framed, of two storeys, with a half-hipped gabled roof of Horsham Stone slabs.[2][4][5]


  1. ^ a b Page, William (1986). The Victoria History of the County of Sussex. 6. A. Constable. p. 110. ISBN 9780197227671.
  2. ^ a b Extracted from "Brooks Green", GetOutside, Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 13 June 2020
  3. ^ Extracted from Brooks Green, Google Maps 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2020
  4. ^ Historic England. "Lackenhurst (1026928)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Renovation and Remodelling a C16 Sussex Farmhouse" (Lackenhurst), Pullen Architecture. Retrieved 14 June 2020

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