Bury, Sussex

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St. John the Evangelist, Bury
Grid reference: TQ011131
Location: 50°54’34"N, 0°33’48"W
Population: 642  (2011)
Post town: Pulborough
Postcode: RH20
Dialling code: 01798
Local Government
Council: Chichester
Arundel and South Downs

Bury is a village in Sussex, in the South Downs, in the gap where the River Arun slices through the hills, and alongside the A29 road, around five miles south-west of Pulborough.

The villages of Bury and nearby West Burton are sited at the foot of the escarpment of the South Downs, where springs from the chalk strata provided a constant supply of clean water.

Parish church

The parish church, St John the Evangelist, stands to the east of the village centre on the west bank of the River Arun. The church is dominated by a 12th Century tower with a cedar-shingled spire.[1]

About village

There was formerly a passenger ferry by rowing boat to Amberley on the east bank.

There are many old houses in the village and a large modern village hall. There is one pub, the Squire and Horse, beside the A29 road. Bury House close to the pub was the home of author John Galsworthy for the final seven years of his life.

The Street, Bury

West Burton, across some fields to the west, is smaller than Bury and has many interesting old houses.

Sport and recreation

The village has a cricket club which plays its home matches at Bury Common.

Outside links

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about Bury, Sussex)


  1. St John's Church accessed 18/02/08