Nature has eminently favoured this town by the salubrity of its air, the potency of its mineral springs, and the adjacent appendages of romantic and agreeable scenery.
In the vicinity are Hurstpierpoint, with a new church, by Barry, close to which is the tractarian college of St. John’s, Danny Park, Clayton Priory, Albourn Place, the ancient seat of the Juxon family.
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The situation of this town on the banks of the Wey, and spreading over the steep hill as it rises from the side of the river, is particularly picturesque.
From the Worthing Road the appearance of the town, with its stately castle, extensive park, and winding river, is singularly beautiful.