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Bradshaw’s Guide

Three Bridges to Horsham, Petworth, and Arundel

Horsham Branch

This branch is 8½ miles in length. The line proceeds from Three Bridges in a west-south-west direction to the station at

The line then passes through a rural district, to

Sussex : Fay Gate

This station is on the edge of a most romantic tract of country that once stretched along the whole extent of the county here called St. Leonard’s Forest.

Sussex : Horsham

This town stands on the River Arun, and is considered, in a commercial point of view, one of the most important in the county.

A line to Guildford branches off here. It passes this station of Slinford to Rudgwick, immediately on clearing which we enter the county of Surrey, pass the antiquated farms of Baynards and Knowle, and arrive at

Cranley, the church of which is rendered attractive by its stained windows, &c. It has the honour of conferring the title of viscount upon the Onslow family.

Running parallel with the Sussex and Surrey Canal we pass the station of Bramley, and in a very few minutes arrive at the county town of

Surrey : Guildford

The situation of this town on the banks of the Wey, and spreading over the steep hill as it rises from the side of the river, is particularly picturesque.

Continuing our route from Horsham, we pass the stations of Southwater, West Grinstead, Partridge Green, and Henfield, to the small town of

Sussex : Steyning

This place stands on the river Adur, at the foot of a hill.

Sussex : Bramber

One of the old rotten boroughs, once of considerable importance, now displaying few traces of its former superiority beyond its old castle.

Sussex : New Shoreham

New Shoreham is a borough town and a port, situated at the mouth of the River Adur, over which there is a suspension bridge.

On leaving Horsham we pass the little village of Billingshurst, and very soon arrive at Pulborough, the junction of a short line to

Sussex : Petworth

This town has a population of 2,326, and occupies a very healthy situation near the river Rother.

Again taking our departure from Pulborough we pass the station of Amberley, on the banks of the the Arun, a stream noted for its trout, and on to the town of

Sussex : Arundel

From the Worthing Road the appearance of the town, with its stately castle, extensive park, and winding river, is singularly beautiful.

Continuing our course 1¾ mile further south, we arrive at the junction of the South Coast section of the Brighton Railway, where, no doubt, the traveller will find convenience for the further prosecution of his journey to the east or west.

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