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Rudgwick is located in West Sussex
 Rudgwick shown within West Sussex
Area  24.69 km2 (9.53 sq mi) [1]
Population 2,791 (2001 census)[2]
   – density  113/km2 (290/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ0833
   – London  32 miles (51 km) NNE 
Civil parish Rudgwick
District Horsham
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Horsham
Postcode district RH12
Dialling code 01403
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Horsham
List of places
West Sussex

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Rudgwick is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. The village is 6 miles (10 km) west from Horsham on the north side of the A281 road. The parish's northern boundary forms part of the county boundary between Surrey and West Sussex.

The parish covers 6,394 acres (2,588 ha).[1] The 2001 Census recorded 2,791 people[2] living in 1,013 households, of whom 1,425 were economically active.[citation needed]


Historically Ridgewick was an alternative form of the toponym.[3] Riccherwyk may be another, seen in 1377.[4]

The Church of England parish church of the Holy Trinity has a 12th-century Norman font of Sussex Marble.[5] The belltower is early 13th century.[6] The church was largely rebuilt in the 14th century, when the north aisle was added and probably the present chancel was built.[6]

The parish has two 17th century farmhouses. Garlands, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of the village, is early 17th century and Redhouse Farm 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the village is late 17th century.[5] Naldrett House, 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the village, is an 18th-century Georgian farmhouse of three bays and two storeys, built of brick with stone quoins.[5]

Rudgwick had a Dissenters' chapel by 1848.[3]

Rudgwick railway station on the Cranleigh Line was opened in 1865 and closed in 1965.


Pennthorpe School is on in Church Street. Rudgwick Primary School is located in the community.[7]

The Rikkyo School in England, a Japanese boarding school, is also located in Rudgwick.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Area selected: Horsham (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lewis 1848, pp. 707–711.
  4. Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/466, in 1377, (Edward III);; first entry
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Nairn & Pevsner 1965, p. 315.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Nairn & Pevsner 1965, p. 314. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "FOOTNOTENairnPevsner1965314" defined multiple times with different content
  7. "Contact Us." (Archive) Rudgwick Primary School. Retrieved on 8 January 2014. "Address Rudgwick Primary School Tates Way Rudgwick West Sussex RH12 3HW"
  8. "INFORMATION IN ENGLISH." (Archive) Rikkyo School in England. Retrieved on 8 January 2014. "Guildford Road,Rudgwick,W-Sussex RH12 3BE ENGLAND"


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