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
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Horsham
Postcode district RH13 8
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50°57′50″N 0°21′23″W / 50.96377°N 0.35651°W / 50.96377; -0.35651Coordinates: 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 origin of the name is uncertain, Dial Post house, a large building dated 1712 post-dates the name of settlement as do Dial Post farm and Dial Post fields which were named in the early 18th century.[2][3] Dial Post farm comprised 300 acres (120 ha) in c. 1710 when it was leased for 21 years.[4] A public house, the Crown, is recorded as having been established as early as the 1870s.[5][3]

The ruins of medieval Knepp Castle lie between Dial Post and Southwater by the A24.[6]

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[7]
  • Hazel Cottage[8]
  • Alma Cottage[9]
  • 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.[10]

The ecclesastical parish centres on an ancient Grade I listed church, St George in the middle of West Grinstead[11][12] 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.[12] Similarly, across that village centre is the listed Catholic Church of our Lady of Consolation and St Francis.[13]

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. "Dial Post House (1354247)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b 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. pp. 83–89. 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. pp. 94–99. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  5. ^ E. R. Kelly, ed. (1878). "Post Office Directory of Sussex". Kelly & Co. p. 3004 (211). Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Knepp Castle (1010765)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Historic England. "New Lodge (1026870)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Historic England. "Hazel Cottage (1181662)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  9. ^ Historic England. "Alma Cottage (1354274)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  10. ^ Richard Chalk. "Dial Post Village Hall". Rural Development Programme for England. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  11. ^ Historic England. "St George's Church (1284797)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  12. ^ a b T P Hudson (Editor), A P Baggs, C R J Currie, C R Elrington, S M Keeling, A M Rowland (1986). "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. 
  13. ^ Historic England. "Our Lady of Consolation and St Francis (1391890)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Dial Post at Wikimedia Commons