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The Parish of Findon

Findon buildings, Findon West SussexFindon is a beautiful downland village set in the South Downs National Park.  Nestled into an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Findon encompasses the hamlet of Nepcote and several outlying settlements.  

A designated Conservation Area, the Parish of Findon is approximately 4 miles north of Worthing and home to a bustling Village Centre.

Findon boasts five Public Houses, two restaurants, a Post Office/ Newsagents, Butchers shop, Delicatessant/Tearooms and Sadlery not forgetting the popular Shoe shop, garden centre and hair and beauty salons making up majority of the commercial assets within the parish.








St John the Baptist (C of E) Church, founded in the 11th Century sits to the West of the main Village (across the A24); located along a tree lined drive neighbouring the impressive 18th Century 'Findon Place' Mannor House, it is set against a hillside backdrop at the foot of Church Hill.


 Findon Village is steeped in history.   Settled at the base of Cissbury Ring - the second largest Hill Fort (dating back to the Iron Age) in England, there are a variety of walks leading across the beautiful countryside that is the South Downs, including the 'Monarchs Way' footpath that provided King Charles II his escape route after defeat in the Battle of Worcester in 1651, which crosses through the Parish.




The annual Findon Sheep Fair is held on Nepcote Green on the second Saturday in September, an event that dates back to as early as 1261 and although the sheep are no longer driven through the streets from miles around, this event still attracts hundreds of people each year who come to see the 'sheep shows' and 'dancing sheep', craft stalls, traditional funfair and to take part in the evening 'barn dance'.



Then there is the Horse Racing History - Findon has been home and 'training ground' to several winning trainers, jockeys and Grand National Winners - Jerry M in 1912 and Covercoat in 1913 trained by Bob Gore, Ryan Price trained Kilmore to win in 1962, followed by a Josh Gifford trained Aldaniti wining in 1981, with Josh's daughter Kristina maintaining the winning tradition by taking Bronze Medals in the Individual and Team Eventing at the 2008 Summer Olvmpics held in Bejing.



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