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Caption for Worth, St Nicholas's Church And The Lychgate C1960: Worth village stands in the Forest of Worth, east of Crawley, and was a place of pilgrimage. The fine Anglo-Saxon church of St Nicholas was a principal church in pre-Conquest times. The 18th-century Worth Abbey is on the site of a town house called Paddockhurst. It is now run by the Benedictine Order as a monastery and public school. In the picture we see the Priest's House and the lychgate; both have Horsham stone roofing.

An extract from Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories.

Memories of Worth

My grandparents Harriett and Reuben Jones are buried here. There is a monument to Robert Whitehead, the inventor of the torpedo, in the churchyard.

My great-grandmother's family were farmers in Worth, and nearby Copthorne and Charlwood in the mid-nineteenth century. Great-grandma was Eliza Creasey and she married great-grandad George Allen in the chapel at Copthorne in 1870. I have not yet been able to visit Worth but the modern maps make it hard (...Read full memory)

I went to Worth School for my final yeat at junior school and took my "11+" there; for some reason a number of us moved to Worth from Three Bridges Junior school. I am not sure of the year but think it must have been 1953/4. I do remember the football pitch had quite an uphill slope!

My Gran and Grandad George and Alice Cook were married here on Christmas Day 1913. They are also buried here.

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