Mannings Heath is a village in the civil parish of Nuthurst and the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. The village is on the A281 road, 2 miles (3 km) south-east from the town of Horsham. Mannings Heath is the largest settlement in Nuthurst, and largely a dormitory for Horsham.
Mannings Heath has an Anglican church dedicated to The Good Shepherd, built in 1881, a delicatessen with cafe facilities, a village hall, a village green incorporating Nuthurst Cricket Club's cricket ground, a riding school, and a golf course – Mannings Heath Golf Club which is in both Nuthurst and the neighbouring parish of Lower Beeding. The village pub, the Dun Horse Inn on the A281, is today closed.
The village, previously a hamlet set around two roads, with 20 houses in 1794 and 40 in 1841, experienced a period of council and private house expansion and infill after 1945. A History of the County of Sussex commented in 1987 that roads and houses had been "built with a variety of design that largely preserved the original character of the hamlet". The West Sussex Gazette reported that 350-400 houses had been built by 1979. Two buildings, possibly 17th century, and a small number dating to 18th century remain.
Notable inhabitants include Norman Tebbit, Baron Tebbit of Chingford (a Cabinet minister in the Thatcher government), and the late television and film actor Peter Vaughan with his actress wife, Lilias Walker.
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- Page, Sarah (10 April 2017). "Legendary actor to be immortalised at Sussex pub". West Sussex County Times. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
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