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Ghyll Manor Hotel, Rusper, West Sussex - - 24531.jpg
Ghyll Manor Hotel, Rusper
Rusper is located in West Sussex
 Rusper shown within West Sussex
Area  25.89 km2 (10.00 sq mi) [1]
Population 1,389 [1] 2001 Census
   – density  54/km2 (140/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ205372
   – London  27 miles (43 km) NNE 
Civil parish Rusper
District Horsham
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HORSHAM
Postcode district RH12
Dialling code 01293
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Horsham
List of places
West Sussex

Coordinates: 51°07′19″N 0°16′43″W / 51.12186°N 0.27869°W / 51.12186; -0.27869

Rusper is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It lies 4.1 miles (6.6 km) north of the town of Horsham and 4.2 miles (6.8 km) west of Crawley. Rusper is the centre of Rusper Parish which covers most of the northern area between Horsham and Crawley. Rusper is governed by the Horsham District Council based in Horsham. The parish population at the 2001 census was 1,389 people.[1]

It has a range of local services (mainly located on the High Street) such as a village shop & post office, a residential care home, a park, a church, a recreational sports area consisting of a Football pitch and two Tennis courts (one with basketball hoops), a hotel, two pubs The Plough and The Star, a village hall, and Rusper Primary School, built in 1872.

Rusper is very close to London Gatwick Airport, which is only five miles away. It is on the watershed between the River Arun to the west and the River Mole to the east, with predominantly weald clay soils.

A Benedictine priory was established in the parish c.1200.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 

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