Hassocks, Keymer & Clayton Guide
Hassocks, Keymer and Clayton is located in Mid Sussex and ideally situated at the foot of the South Downs.
Keymer is an ancient parish that like its near neighbor Clayton was merged into the modern day parish of Hassocks. Both Keymer and Clayton’s records go back as far as the Domesday Book. Keymer is situated just to the east of Hassocks and is only a matter of a few hundred yards from the boundary with East Sussex. It has a fine parish church, St Cosmas and St Damian Church. The oldest part of Keymer can be found in the area of this church and the Greyhound public house. Several buildings in this area are listed as being of special architectural or historic interest and the oldest dates from the 15th century.
To the north-east of Keymer can be found Oldland Mill dating from the 17th century. It is one of the few remaining post mills still standing in the South East. Jack and Jill Windmill is located in the South Downs and can be viewed from many areas of Hassocks and is a beautiful landmark, popular for walkers and photographers.
Getting Around – Location
One of the major features which draws people to Hassocks is the mainline railway station. From here, Thameslink and Southern provide regular train services to Brighton, London and Bedford. There are also a number of bus routes taking you to Burgess Hill, Brighton and further afield.
Today Hassocks has a variety of independent shops including several cafes, specialist shops such as the long established delicatessen, vegan café, banks, an optician, general hardware store & a couple of restaurants as well as two small supermarkets.
Hassocks has a thriving social and active community. With a number of pubs, clubs and groups that meet regularly you would be hard pressed to not find something you like. There are also a number of interest groups and fitness groups which are well attended by all ages of the community.
Situated at the foot of the downs Hassocks is a great base for walkers and explorers. There is South Downs Campsite to pitch up.
Leisure and Sport
Downlands Community College is home to Freedom Leisure whose facilities include a gym, sports hall, 3G pitch and café. There are a variety of exercise classes held here and children’s holiday clubs. Adastra Park provides the village with tennis courts, a bowls club, sports pitches, fitness equipment, skate ramps and well equipped play park .Also a great place to walk the dog and meet other dog walkers. There is also The Weald Lawn Tennis and Squash Racquet Club.
Benefitting from an infant school with OFSTED Outstanding, a newly extended Junior school and the popular secondary school Downlands Community College, which has just received an outstanding from Ofsted. Downlands offers education for 11-16. It is well resourced and has recently been extended, including a new dance studio.
Council Tax is payable to Mid Sussex District Council and is based on the valuation of the property you are living in.
The council tax bands for the areas are as follows:
Band Council Tax
From our local Hassocks branch in the local area, Stuart and Partners can cover all your lettings need.
Our local Hassocks Branch Is located on the main highstreet on Keymer Road