What we do

Our activities

Commenting and advising on significant planning proposals
Monitoring changes to listed buildings
Supporting other local heritage groups
Liaising with other local community groups to promote local heritage
Liaison with the National Park Authority
High quality lecture programme and twice yearly magazine
Opportunities to contribute to and discuss local issues
Publishing books and other material of local interest

The Midhurst Heritage

Midhurst is a unique historic town set at the heart of the South Downs National Park. It is surrounded by beautiful villages and magnificent countryside.

Its remarkable history is represented in a range of outstanding buildings spanning many centuries, together with the atmospheric Cowdray Ruins closely associated with Henry Vlll.

The surrounding villages feature churches from the Saxon period, ancient bridges and water mills. Their communities are linked to Midhurst but retain a strong sense of independence.

Both the town and the villages are modern communities facing all the challenges of the modern world. The Midhurst Society is actively engaged in helping to meet those challenges.

The Challenges

We face a range of issues in protecting the cultural heritage of this special area, including planning proposals, housing developments, mineral extraction, large scale developments and, in Midhurst alone, protecting more than a hundred listed buildings. This can only happen with the involvement of the whole local community and an active heritage group.