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A Description of Travels in Sussex During the early 1900s

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Five Oaks (39 m.). We now join the Roman "Stane Street" from London Bridge to Chichester.
Billingshurst (40 m.). Norman and Perpendicular church. Note fine oak panelled ceiling.
[Across the Adur valley, 2 miles west is the interesting church at Wisborough Green. The situation is delightful and the antiquarian interest more than ordinary. Kemble identifies the mound on which the church is built as being the site of a temple dedicated to Woden (Wisc or "Wish"). Restoration brought to light early Norman (perhaps Saxon) remains in this late Norman church. The chancel is Early English. Notice the tower walls inside. There are some ancient frescoes, a stoup, and other interesting details.]
Adversane (42 m.).
Pulborough (46 m.).
Bury (50 m.).
Arundel (55 m.).
To Chichester at 1 m. past Bury turn S.W.
Balls Hut Inn (56 m.).
Chichester (62 m.).
This route follows the Portsmouth Road from Westminster through Wandsworth and over Putney Heath to Kingston (12 m.). Here we bear left past the King's stone and then by way of the river bank through Thames Ditton to Esher (16 m.), then by the famous "Ripley Road" over Fairmile Common and through Street Cobham (19 m.).
Ripley (23 m.).
Guildford (29 m.). A prosperous and good-looking old town in danger of becoming smug and suburban; the steep and picturesque High Street, however, keeps its old time amenities. The ruins of the castle keep may be seen south of the High Street. Abbott's Hospital (1619), the Guildhall with projecting clock (1683); St. Mary's church, Norman and Early English. Note paintings in north chapel. St. Nicholas' Church has been mostly rebuilt. Our road turns left just
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