11 Facts About Horsham


Horsham holds the UK record for the heaviest hailstone ever to fall.

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Horsham has developed beyond the original boundaries to incorporate some of the smaller hamlets which now form part of the outer districts.

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Horsham is a market town formerly trading in cattle, sheep, and corn.

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Horsham is a commuter town serving London, Gatwick Airport and the South East Coast.

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RSPCA, an animal welfare charity, has a £16 million headquarters at Southwater near Horsham, built to replace its former headquarters in the centre of the town.

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Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin is the oldest building in Horsham, having been in continuous use for nearly eight centuries.

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Horsham is home to the following well known independent schools:.

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Horsham Hospital, is open weekdays, and is located on Hurst Road.

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Horsham Museum is located on the Causeway in a half-timbered medieval house.

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The book entitled The History and Antiquities of Horsham has been reproduced in full to enable research online.

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In October 2006, Horsham was pronounced the second best place to live in the UK, only beaten by Winchester.

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