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Warminghurst is located in West Sussex
Warminghurst shown within West Sussex
OS grid reference TQ116168
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Postcode district RH20
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West SussexCoordinates: 50°56′25″N 0°24′42″W / 50.94025°N 0.41178°W / 50.94025; -0.41178

Warminghurst is a tiny village in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It lies on the Ashington to Heath Common road 2.4 miles (3.9 km) northeast of Storrington.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Warminghurst's Anglican church, was declared redundant in 1979.[1] The Grade I-listed 13th-century building is now cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.[2]

In 1676 Henry Bigland sold Warminghurst Manor to William Penn. Using this house, the Penn family were able to hold secret monthly meetings for Quakers from the local Horsham district and when Penn left England in 1682 for his first visit to America, he had many of these local Quakers join him. In 1707 he sold the house to James Butler who had it demolished and then erected another on the site, which was then subsequently demolished by the Duke of Norfolk in 1806. The large barn and farm buildings which survive today behind Park Lane likely do not date from Penn's house but from the early 18th century mansion of James Butler.

Map of Warminghurst Parish, c. 1707


  1. ^ "The Church of England Statistics & Information: Lists (by diocese) of closed church buildings as at October 2012" (PDF). Church of England. 1 October 2012. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Holy Sepulchre, Warminghurst". Churches Conservation Trust. 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 

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