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Church Lane, Horsted Keynes c.1906Horsted Keynes is a charming Sussex village, situated 5 miles north of Haywards Heath and close to Crawley, East Grinstead and Gatwick airport. It retains a picturesque charm in the heart of walking country, being crossed by the Sussex Border Path. The village has been established over 1000 years and features in the Doomsday Book.

The name Horsted Keynes comes from the Saxon for horse farm - 'Horsted', with 'Keynes' derived from the Norman William de Cahagnes, who was given the rights and monies from the village by William the Conqueror. The village has strong ties with Cahaque in northern France - the church here is the exact replica of that in France and is very unusual in that it is aligned with the Summer Solstice and not east/west as most churches are.

The ancient spring in the village was said to cure plague and was a site for ailing victims to bathe in 1348.

Horsted Keynes Website

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