The Parish of Tillington, in the centre of the South Downs National Park in West Sussex, includes the village of Tillington and the neighbouring hamlets of Upperton and River. In all, it has a population of some 550 people.
Rising above the A272 between Midhurst and Petworth, Tillington borders Petworth Park to the east. To the south, it overlooks the Rother Valley, a vibrant sea of fields and hedgerows dotted with woodland and busy villages at the foot of the South Downs. In the centre of the village, the tower of All Hallows’ Church is well-known for its distinctive ‘Scot’s Crown’, standing as a familiar milestone for passing travellers on the A272.
The hamlets of Upperton and River sit high on the hill above Tillington. A network of public footpaths through the area’s natural woodland and many vineyards offers views of the National Park stretching in every direction. In the centre of the Parish, the recreation ground has a pavilion and excellent facilities for tennis, football, and cricket. Sweeping views over a large part of the West Sussex countryside make this a popular spot for exercise, dog walkers and picnics, as well as an ideal venue for weddings and celebrations.
This website is a community initiative which is designed to provide a glimpse into the life of our Parish. You will find details of our regular activities, including social and sporting events, and the business of the Parish Council.