DescriptionVillage with pub and garage shop
Facilities and additional information
Don't miss the church and its mediaeval lead font. Most of the old lead fonts were melted down by Cromwell's troops during the English Civil War. They abhored decorations and images in churches on religeous grounds (not for nothing are they called "puritans" - fundamentalists in modern parlance), and had a much better use for lead than in idolatrous images. They wanted it for musket balls. Cunningly the inhabitants of Pyecombe saved their font by whitewashing it - you can still see traces of the whitewash. Bus 40 runs between Brighton and Haywards Heath via Pyecombe and Hassocks, every 30 minutes Mon - Sat. Bus 87 runs between Brighton and Haywards Heath via Pyecombe and Hassocks on Sundays, six times per day. Heading west it is 2.5 miles or 4km to the Devil's Dyke, 7 miles/11km to the River Adur crossing, and about 66 miles / 106km to Winchester. Heading east it is 3 miles / 5 km to the Ditchling Beacon. It is about 34 miles / 56 km to Eastbourne.