"A Little History"
Historically, it was a fording place over the River Arun used by the Romans who had a station here being one days march from Chichester on the London road.
The Saxons bridged the River Arun here and at nearby Stopham, north of its confluence with the River Rother . It became an important watering/overnighting halt for cattle drovers providing easy access to water.
Pulborough does still have some pretty old houses but as happens in modern day England, plenty of housing estates and block housing has been erected taking away the uniqueness of being a quaint village.
Pulborough is on the edge of commuter belt and is part of the Horsham parish. It is a very scenic and peaceful place to live, it has a railway station on the Arun Valley Line from London Victoria to Arundel. It is around 75 minutes away from London Victoria by train.
"Interesting Facts about Pulborough"
On 29th of July of every year, Pulborough hosts the famous 12 hour Lawn Mower race.
On August Bank holiday, Pulborough duck race society hosts its annual Duck race, a charity event.
Pulborough is also home to the South Downs Light Railway with its regular steam and diesel trains throughout the summer, and a more limited service through the colder months.
Pulborough also boasts one of the fastest growing and most popular Angling Clubs in the South of England.
Nearby is the home of the RSPB Nature Reserve Pulborough Brooks, where a wide variety of birdlife can be viewed from a number of professionally constructed hides and with an informative Visitors Centre.
There are several small hamlets near Pulborough reminiscent of a bye gone age. Hardham (to the south) has a small church dedicated to St Botolph, with some of the oldest surviving wall paintings in the country including an image of St George slaying a dragon.