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Well House
Wellhouse Lane, Burgess Hill, RH15 0BN
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Double from: £80.00
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The town of Burgess Hill is something of an anomaly. It is one of the oldest and most historic burgs in the entire United Kingdom yet it still somehow maintains an immediacy and relevance that, sadly, is not the case with many English towns that have rich and colorful histories. This makes sense when you think about it: If a town is well known for the battles that occurred on its soil during the Middle Ages, say, or if it is popular as a home for Celtic tribes centuries ago, that probably means that it didn't grow up with the rest of the world during the Industrial Revolution or else all that history would probably have been destroyed to make rooms for factories and smokestacks. As such, most towns that are well known for the formative events that shaped their past are usually small villages with a small amount of residents and little to no cultural amenities. Burgess Hill, on the other hand, is filled to the brim with history yet it still maintains quite a cache. Much of this has to do with the fact that the town is less than forty miles away from London. In addition, Brighton and Hove are only ten miles away from the town. What this means is that plenty of night life and modern day fun can be had in Burgess Hill despite the fact that historians and scholars can have just as much excitement when visiting the town.

Burgess Hill's proximity to these larger areas has helped to shape its growth for nearly its entire lifespan. An ancient Roman Road once connected London to Brighton and this road went right through what is now Burgess Hill. It is no doubt thrilling to imagine the sandaled feet that have trod through this legendary soil time and time again and it is even more exciting when one thinks of the many Saxons, Danes, and Normans that followed these same paths. By the time the Middle Ages came around, however, Burgess Hill was a full fledged English city and it held such famous events as the Midsummer Fair as well as the historically significant sheep and lamb fair. In those days Burgess Hill made much of its income by the selling of this livestock and this continued unabated until the advent of the railways. By that time it was deemed much more affordable and prudent to simply ship sheep on trains to various destinations.

By all accounts Burgess Hill could have gone the way of the dodo but once again the town's proximity to its bigger neighbors saved its skin. The growth of Brighton and London throughout the centuries made the two cities crowded very quickly and Burgess Hill became the perfect middle ground between the two. Thus the town went from a livestock market town to a suburban wonderland with perhaps the most adroitness and brevity ever witnessed. This is simply the nature of Burgess Hill, though: No matter what its identity it will still proudly show off its colors in the most admirable fashion. If only every town were as happy in its own skin as Burgess Hill.

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