Tag Archives: Sussex

Cowdray House

Cowdray House in Midhurst, West Sussex, was a Tudor nobleman’s grand mansion, built around 1520 and 1542. Henry VIII and Elizabeth I visited and stayed there, no doubt hunting in the local hazel wood forest. The house was a near copy of Hampton Court, although not quite as big. No one was permitted to have […]

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The Bedham Mission Church

The UK is filled with strange oddities. Take for example the red-brick remains of a roofless church in West Sussex tucked away in a small hamlet called Bedham. Once home to woodcutters and charcoal burners the woodland is now a nature reserve open to the public. The tiny community that lived here for generations after […]

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Smallest Church in Sussex

The Bald Explorer is off in search of the smallest church in Sussex. Lullington Church, part of Cuckmere Churches, is tiny, only 16 feet square. It is a hidden gem in the East Sussex countryside on the South Downs. Used now for as the backdrop for weddings, it still has regular services for the community. […]

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Bald Explorer and West Grinstead Station

The Bald Explorer is off to explore Knepp Castle and an abandoned railway station in West Grinstead in West Sussex, near Horsham. On what was once called the Steyning Line are the remains of a railway station that once served a route between Horsham and Shoreham, but in 1960s Dr. Richard Beeching brought down his […]

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The Long Man Brewery

The Bald Explorer likes walking and drinking beer. It isn’t wise to do them both at the same time, but occasionally, one can lead to another! In a sneak preview to the recent filming, the Bald Explorer visits the Long Man Brewery in Litlington, in East Sussex. A fabulous young brewery with enthusiasm, dedication and […]

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The Bald Explorer is back …

Shooting has begun on the new series of mini episodes of the Bald Explorer. To begin with Richard is in Sussex on the south coast of Great Britain, seeking as ever the unusual and quirky. There are so many hidden gems in the British countryside, a lot are overlooked or ignored. The Bald Explorer’s job […]

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