Chithurst


St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church

Cittaviveka Buddhist Monastery

Set on the River Rother, near Trotton, is a very small Norman church (11th Century) which over a thousand years has built up an atmosphere of peace and calm.  The original dedication is unknown, and it was never adopted by a monastic body or priory, but it is now known as St Mary's.

There is a medieval manor house in Chithurst and the village is set on a Roman Road.  To the north is an iron age hill fort and close to the church is a Buddhist Monastery.  The main hall is worth a visit even if you are not a Buddhist,  built in the style of a traditional Sussex barn with wonderful old timbers and wooden pegs.