Keymer

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Keymer
Lodge Lanes, Keymer c1908.jpg
Lodge Lane looking towards the South Downs c.1908
Keymer is located in West Sussex
Keymer
Keymer
Location within West Sussex
OS grid referenceTQ313153
• London40 miles (64 km) N
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHASSOCKS
Postcode districtBN6
Dialling code01273
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
West Sussex
50°55′21″N 0°07′57″W / 50.92243°N 0.13249°W / 50.92243; -0.13249Coordinates: 50°55′21″N 0°07′57″W / 50.92243°N 0.13249°W / 50.92243; -0.13249

Keymer is a village in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England. It lies on the B2116 road 2.4 miles (3.9 km) south of Burgess Hill.[1]

Keymer was an ancient parish that like its near neighbour Clayton was merged into the modern day parish of Hassocks. Both Keymer and Clayton's records go back as far as the Domesday Book. Keymer is situated just to the east of Hassocks and is only a matter of a few hundred yards from the boundary with East Sussex. It has a fine parish church, St Cosmas and St Damian Church. The oldest part of Keymer can be found in the area of this church and the Greyhound public house. Several buildings in this area are listed as being of special architectural or historic interest and the oldest dates from the 15th century.[2] To the north-east of Keymer can be found Oldland Mill dating from the 18th century. It is one of the few remaining post mills still standing in the South East. The new burial ground that is now run by Hassocks Parish Council can be found located to the east of the Greyhound pub.

Keymer Junction[edit]

Keymer Junction, opened 2 October 1847, is an important railway junction where the East Coastway Line to Lewes leaves the Brighton main line.

The Greyhound public house

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish of Clayton with Keymer".
  2. ^ "Parishes: Keymer - British History Online".

External links[edit]

Media related to Keymer at Wikimedia Commons