The town was founded sometime before the 13th Century.
Today, it is known for its architecture, historic downtown area, children's education, and as the location of Ashdown Forest, the model for the Hundred Acre Wood in the Winnie the Pooh books.
People Born in East Grinstead
East Grinstead in People's Lives
Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 1997 to film scenes of the movie The Avengers.