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Rudgwick is located in West Sussex
Location within West Sussex
Area24.69 km2 (9.53 sq mi) [1]
Population2,791 (2001 census)[2]
2,722 (2011 Census)[3]
• Density113/km2 (290/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ0833
• London32 miles (51 km) NNE
Civil parish
  • Rudgwick
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHorsham
Postcode districtRH12
Dialling code01403
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
West Sussex
51°05′35″N 0°26′46″W / 51.093°N 0.446°W / 51.093; -0.446Coordinates: 51°05′35″N 0°26′46″W / 51.093°N 0.446°W / 51.093; -0.446

Rudgwick is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. The village is 6 miles (10 km) west from Horsham on the north side of the A281 road. The parish's northern boundary forms part of the county boundary between Surrey and West Sussex.

The parish covers 6,394 acres (2,588 ha).[1] The 2001 Census recorded 2,791 people[2] living in 1,013 households, of whom 1,425 were economically active.[citation needed]. The 2011 Census recorded a population, including Tisman's Common of 2,722.[3]


Historically Ridgewick was an alternative form of the toponym.[4] Riccherwyk may be another, seen in 1377.[5]

The Church of England parish church of the Holy Trinity has a 12th-century Norman font of Sussex Marble.[6] The belltower is early 13th century.[7] The church was largely rebuilt in the 14th century, when the north aisle was added and probably the present chancel was built.[7]

The parish has two 17th century farmhouses. Garlands, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of the village, is early 17th century and Redhouse Farm 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the village is late 17th century.[6] Naldrett House, 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the village, is an 18th-century Georgian farmhouse of three bays and two storeys, built of brick with stone quoins.[6]

Rudgwick had a Dissenters' chapel by 1848.[4]

Rudgwick railway station on the Cranleigh Line was opened in 1865 and closed in 1965, as part of the Beeching cuts.


Pennthorpe School is on in Church Street. Rudgwick Primary School is located in the community.[8]

The Rikkyo School in England, a Japanese boarding school, is also located in Rudgwick.[9]

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  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Area selected: Horsham (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b Lewis 1848, pp. 707–711.
  5. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/466, in 1377, (Edward III);; first entry
  6. ^ a b c Nairn & Pevsner 1965, p. 315.
  7. ^ a b Nairn & Pevsner 1965, p. 314.
  8. ^ "Contact Us." (Archive) Rudgwick Primary School. Retrieved on 8 January 2014. "Address Rudgwick Primary School Tates Way Rudgwick West Sussex RH12 3HW"
  9. ^ "INFORMATION IN ENGLISH." (Archive) Rikkyo School in England. Retrieved on 8 January 2014. "Guildford Road,Rudgwick,W-Sussex RH12 3BE ENGLAND"
  10. ^ Bertram Prance (1889-1958) - The Prance Family website


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