Still time to nominate your favourite Horsham ‘gem’

Volunteer conservationists at Warnham Nature Reserve
Volunteer conservationists at Warnham Nature Reserve

There is now just a week left for Horsham residents to nominate the district’s hidden gems.

We are fortunate to have some fantastic scenery and buildings right here on our doorstep, which is why the West Sussex County Times, along with the organisers of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019, have launched the search for the area’s 12 hidden gems.

Nominations close next Thursday, March 1, but already we have received some great nominations.

1) The Coldwaltham Yew, St Giles’s Church, London Road, Coldwaltham

2) Warminghurst Church, near to Storrington and Ashington

3) St Hugh’s Charterhouse” Carthusian Monastery, Cowfold.

4) The grave for WW1 war horse in Partridge Green.

5) Motte and Bailey castle in north Horsham.

6) St. Botolphs Church, Hardham, Nr. Pulborough.

7) The Downs Link

8) Pulborough Brooks

9) The Causeway, Horsham

10) Kithurst Hill

11) St Mary’s Church Horsham

12) Warnham Nature Reserve

13) Roosthole off Hammerpond Road.

Simply put, pretty much anything qualifies as a gem, it just has to be in Horsham district.

A panel of judges will study the nominations before deciding which 12 gems will feature on the official Year of Culture 2019 calendar and will be the subject of a focus piece by this newspaper in 2019.

Please email your nomination to and mark the message ‘HIDDEN GEM’.

Please feel free to include a brief summary of why you think your choice qualifies as a gem.

You can also visit our special Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 Facebook group and leave your suggestion in the comments.

The closing date for nominations is Thursday, March 1.