Christ Church, Sayers Common
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Sayers Common is a village in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England. With Hurstpierpoint it forms one of the Mid Sussex parishes. It is located two miles (1.6 km) north-west of Hurstpierpoint. Situated until the 1990s on the main London to Brighton A23 road it has become a more popular residential village since being partially bypassed by the new A23 road. It has some very old cottages at its heart, and also contains the Priory of Our Lady, previously a residential retreat, now a specialist school for children with autism. The parish has an area of 2,029.88 square kilometres (501,590 acres) and a population of 6264 persons (2001 census). The village has become well known in recent years as the location for one of the south easts largest car boot sales open most Sundays from March to October. It is in the civil parish of Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common.
Sayers Common Wood and Coombe Wood, e.g. , sandwiched between the old and the new London Roads, are well-loved ancient bluebell woods, large by the standards of this countryside, but noisy.
Just west of the church, along the north edge of Furze Field wood, are derelict brook meadows (roe deer amongst the tufted hair grass and dropwort next to the brook that divides the meadow. This tangle of coarse vegetation is squeezing out the betony, sneezewort, pepper saxifrage, devil's bit, tormentil and spotted orchid that still cling on around the edges. South of Furze Field ( ) is a damp meadow wholly dominated by tufted hair grass, with some spotted orchids.) rich in wildlife, but rapidly losing value (2012). There are
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