|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||HAYWARDS HEATH|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
Handcross is a village in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England. It lies on the A23 road 4.2 miles (6.8 kilometres) south of Crawley. At the 2011 Census the population fell within the civil parish of Slaugham.
Handcross has one public house, The Red Lion (High Street), which was refurbished in 2010 in contemporary style. It used to have 3, the other two being; The Fountain (demolished in 2012 and replaced by housing) and The Royal Oak (closed in 2020 due to unreasonable costs, this was prior to the UK COVID lockdown) Handcross also boasts a Social club, serving the community.
Handcross Primary School, situated at the northern end of the village recently underwent extensive building works to increase capacity. Opposite the primary school is Handcross Park School, an independent prep school.
Handcross Hill is a stretch of the A23 road which runs past the village. This part of dual carriageway is notorious for accidents due to its being on a steep gradient, being surrounded by trees and containing a number of sharp bends, those being unsuitable for a road of its type.
The hill has proved to be dangerous enough to be widened and straightened by the Highways Agency and the cutting of the surrounding trees began overnight in mid-2011. The project was completed in late 2014.
- High Beeches Garden http://www.highbeeches.com/
- The Red Lion, Handcross http://www.redlionhandcross.co.uk/
- Handcross Primary School http://www.handcrossprimary.uk/
- A23 Handcross to Warninglid http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a23-handcross-to-warninglid
Media related to Handcross at Wikimedia Commons