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Local History

Brandy Hole Copse in Chichester – Off The Old Broyle Road

Brandy Hole Copse in Chichester – Off The Old Broyle Road

Brandy Hole Copse is a local nature reserve that lies on Brandy Hole Lane just off the B2178, Old Broyle Road in the west of Chichester. It’s a beautiful coppiced area, full of shrubs, chestnut, sycamore and oak,  lined narrow paths, ideal for short walks on […]

The Trundle – A View from Saint Roche’s Hill near Chichester

The Trundle – A View from Saint Roche’s Hill near Chichester

A Little Trundle History About three miles north of Chichester, overlooking the southern coastal plain of West Sussex, and within spitting distance of  Goodwood Racecourse, is Saint Roche’s Hill.  It has been known as ‘Rooks Hill’ for many years and more recently it is known locally […]

Relics on High Places

Relics on High Places

A few years ago, I took the photograph above on Halnaker Hill near Chichester in West Sussex. In the background is the Halnaker Windmill, one of many relics  that overlook the coastal plain to the south and can be clearly seen from miles around. It was […]


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