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NEWS FEED: Cultural Heritage

National Park Gateways

May 3rd, 2018

When Gilbert White & the Oates Collections in Selborne relaunches this May it will also become the newest ‘gateway’ to the South Downs. For a National Park with no border fences we hear this phrase a lot. So what do these mysterious portals look like and how do they have the power to magically transport […]

Rare first edition presented to the South Downs National Park

March 29th, 2018

A rare first edition of Eleanor Farjeon’s A Sussex Alphabet, one of only 202 published in 1939, was presented to the National Park Authority on 22 March as the culmination of an inspiring project called the South Downs Alphabet. The book was generously given by Dr Peter Robinson of The Write House. The South Downs […]


December 13th, 2017

We are very close to announcing the name of our appointed artist who will be designing sculptures across seven heathland sites in the South Downs National Park. The artists work will reflect what each community values about their heath – from their history and past economic importance to their rare plants and animals. We are right at the very start […]

The ebb and flow of tide mills

December 5th, 2017

If you’re looking for a curious place to take a Boxing Day stroll, or a complete antidote to Christmas excess, then a visit to Tide Mills might suit your purposes. New interpretation panels show how much we are still learning about the history of this unusual nature reserve just across the river Ouse from the […]

Lewes Depot wins prestigious planning award

December 1st, 2017

Work done by the South Downs National Park Authority and Burrell Foley Fischer Architects to restore an old brewery site into a cinema and community arts venue has been recognised with a top regional planning award. The Depot Cinema in Lewes was crowned overall winner at the RTPI South East Awards for Planning Excellence, and […]

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