Southwick is a small town in West Sussex, located only about five miles away from Brighton. It was mentioned in the Domesday book first in 1085, even though the recorded name was Esmerwick, its Saxon name. In 1309, it was recorded as Southwick for the first time.
The town was quite isolated before the railway arrived on the 12th May in 1840. Afterwards, the development of Southwick was connected with the rising popularity of the coast as a holiday destination. Therefore, many houses at the time were not for the residents but for tourists.
Now, it has some interesting historical attractions for people to visit along with a shopping centre full of small shops, some good pubs and the famous Barn Theatre, home to the Southwick Players who put on regular performances of old and new plays all the year round.
Places you can visit in Southwick include:
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