Stedham's watermill at the north end of the village was used for manufacturing blotting paper. The village has a garden centre, social club and one pub called The Hamilton Arms, which acts as a Thai restaurant. The village shop closed in 1991.
St James’ Church is situated at the north end of the village just above the River Rother. The original church was built circa 1040, however not much of this is left. The upper parts of the church are dated circa 1673. The church is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The churchyard contains a yew tree which is thought to be over 2500 years old.
Stedham Primary School is the main primary school serving the village. In 2014 Durand Academy in Stockwell, South London opened a boarding school for its senior pupils at the site of the former St Cuthman's School in Stedham. However the school is only admits pupils from South London.
The late media tycoon, Kerry Packer, caused controversy in the late 1980s when he bought many acres of agricultural land at Stedham and converted it into a polo centre. In 2009, his son, James Packer, decided to found the Selham Polo Centre.
- John Bingham, James Packer’s £20m polo plan opens old wounds in the countryside, The Telegraph, 22 Oct 2009
- The Stedham and Iping Guide
- The Hamilton Arms
- Stedham Primary School
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