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A Literary & Historical travel guide to the Sussex Coast

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HIS is a pleasant town on the flat shore, with the Downs rising only a mile or two inland. The place seems to breathe the spirit of the early nineteenth century with its porticoed chapel of ease, now called St. Paul's, its towered town hall, its walls of round flint or Roman cement, and its evergreen euonymus hedges. Entered by a triumphal arch with bearded figures and facing its own beautiful trees and lawns, is Park Crescent, of which Hors-field wrote enthusiastically, "This modern and elegant suite of buildings is decidedly the chef d'oeuvre of Worthing, if not of the Sussex coast." Among the institutions of the town are a Library and Art Gallery, with a beautiful collection of British birds as far as possible set in their natural environment.
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