A Sussex Market Town and its History

This is a chance to browse the streets, lanes and twittens of a small country town with a history that goes back well over a thousand years. This walk leads you through Steynings fascinating history beginning with the towns foundation legend of St Cuthman and his Steyning Grammar School Janet Penningtonwheelbarrow, moving on to the beautiful Norman church, the story of the Grammar School and its beginnings as a cloth hall. We take in the burning of a Protestant martyr in the reign of BloodyQueen Mary, the smelly former tanyard, the marriage of Charles Parnell to Kitty OShea at the towns registry office in 1891, and hear about the many artists and writers who enjoyed coming to the town once the railway arrived in 1861.

This is a slow ramble round AN ILLUSTRATED WALK AROUND OLD STEYNING A Sussex Market Town and its History Dr Janet Penningtonthe town, with numerous stops for looking and listening. There are then at least six lovely coffee/tea shops in the High Street, and four pubs to choose from for suitable refreshment at the end of your walk – which can be arranged in the morning, afternoon, or evening.
This walk can also be done as a TALK

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