The Octagon Parish is made up of eight villages nestled in the hills of the South Downs National Park and home to a thriving community. Blessed with wonderful walks and fine views down to the south coast, its 8 small ancient downland churches are noted for their spiritual peace and tranquillity, some dating back to Saxon times. Video courtesy Alex at Hill Farm Productions, North Marden
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The Octagon contains eight uniquely beautiful churches, many of them several hundred years old, seven of which are open for public worship.
The Stansted Park Farm Shop stocks the finest food and drink from over 100 Sussex and Hampshire artisan producers. With a full butchery counter of local game and meat, a deli brimming with homemade pastries, charcuterie and award-winning cheeses, it’s a spectacular destination to enjoy the food of the South Downs and Coast. Please see our website for the latest Read more…
Whitelands West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0RL
Tel: 01243 811900
At Paterson Restorations I apply my personal skill and attention to detail to provide a high quality conservation and restoration service for fine furniture, clocks and other antique wooden items. I am pleased to have continued to work through 2020, whist taking appropriate care and I am looking forward to returning to doing collections and deliveries later this year. If Read more…
The Compton village shop is situated in the idyllic South Downs National Park. Lying between Chichester and Petersfield, it is the ideal place to stop for a cup of tea with friends and family. There is usually plenty of parking space in the village square, but if there is none available please go to the recreation ground in the village. Read more…
Hidden within 1800 acres of ancient woodland on the Hampshire and West Sussex border, Stansted Park, with its stunning stately home and forest, is a wonderful setting for family and friends to gather. In the heart of The Walled Garden is a beautifully restored Victorian glass house, which now houses The Pavilion Tearoom. For further information and current opening times, Read more…
The Octagon Parish is made up of eight villages with churches: Stansted, Racton, Stoughton, East Marden, North Marden, Up Marden, Compton and Forestside and two villages without churches: West Marden and Walderton. Blessed with wonderful walks and fine views down to the south coast, its small ancient downland churches are noted for their spiritual peace and tranquillity, some dating back to Saxon times. There are two stately homes in the area: Stansted House and Uppark.