A guide to Crawley

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  • 1.
    Crawley was a hub for the Iron industry, with areas such as Forge Farm and Furnace Plain.
  • 2.
    Was once home to famous writers, such as Frederick Knott and poet Francis Thompson.
  • 3.
    A Saxon village before growing into a small market town by the 13th century, selling mainly food and livestock.

Crawley Area

Unsurprisingly, Crawley’s recent economic growth has been connected to Gatwick International Airport, which is only a few miles north. The town has an abundance of high street shops in the town centre, and parks with plenty of facilities. For nature enthusiasts, much of the surrounding countryside which is only a few minutes away, is preserved by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Surrounding Villages

  • Copthorne
    Copthorne is a village that lies on the borders of West Sussex and Surrey, it is close to Gatwick Airport and sits just over 20 miles outside of London. At the heart of this quaint village, you can find the local church, St John the Evangelist Church.
  • East Grinstead
    The town of East Grinstead is well connected to London Victoria and London Bridge, and sits near the East Sussex, Kent and Surrey borders. With a wealth of architectural heritage, the local high street is famous for having the longest continuing runs of 14th century timber framed buildings.
  • Turners Hill
    The local village of Tuners Hill is conveniently situated south-west of East Grinstead and south-east of Crawley. The village green in the centre is surround by a few local shops as well as several local pubs. The award winning Turners Hill Park offers local sporting facilities, with its own general store.