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Horam B2203.jpg
Main thoroughfare through the village
Horam is located in East Sussex
Horam shown within East Sussex
Area 10.4 km2 (4.0 sq mi) [1]
Population 2,642 (2011)[2]
• Density 643/sq mi (248/km2)
OS grid reference TQ577174
• London 42 miles (68 km) NNW
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district TN21
Dialling code 01435
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website http://www.horam.com/
List of places
East Sussex
50°56′N 0°14′E / 50.93°N 0.24°E / 50.93; 0.24Coordinates: 50°56′N 0°14′E / 50.93°N 0.24°E / 50.93; 0.24

Horam is a village, electoral ward and civil parish[3] in the Wealden District of East Sussex, situated three miles (4.8 km) south of Heathfield.[4] Included in the parish are the settlements of Vines Cross and Burlow.


Vines Cross is named after John Vyne, who was a local vintner in 1595. Like many other settlements on the Weald, Horam was involved in the Wealden iron industry.

The name of Horam was formerly spelled 'Horeham', and this spelling still appears occasionally in public records. The railway station (closed in 1965 under the Beeching Axe) was originally named 'Horeham Road'.[5] The dialling code for Horam is still listed as 'Horam Road'.


Horam Parish Council consists of twelve members.[6]


Horam village lies on the A267 Tunbridge Wells–Eastbourne road south of Heathfield. The area is on the slopes of the Weald: there are many headwater streams of the River Cuckmere, carving out valleys, the main one being the Waldron Ghyll (or Gill).


Horam is served by various routes of the Eastbourne Bus Company.[7] The erstwhile railway line is now the Cuckoo Trail footpath through the village.


The village is served by Christ Church[8] (the local Church of England church) which is found in Horebeech Lane. The present vicar is Peter-John Guy. The small church in Vines Cross was dedicated to St James but is no longer in existence.


Primary education is provided at Maynards Green Primary School.[9] St Mary's School, Horam[10] is a secondary day and residential special school, located at Maynards Green.


  1. ^ "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Ward/Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Horam Parish Council
  4. ^ OS Explorer map Eastbourne and Beachy Head Scale: 1:25 000. Publisher:Ordnance Survey – Southampton B2 edition. Publishing Date:2009. ISBN 978 0319240823
  5. ^ Horam Road Station
  6. ^ List of Councillors
  7. ^ Bus routes
  8. ^ Christ Church Horam
  9. ^ Maynards Green Primary School
  10. ^ St Mary's School

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