A castle was built here in the 12th Century.
Today, West Grinstead is known for its scenic English countryside charm, manor houses, castle ruins, forests, and pastoral bed and breakfast establishments.
People Born in West Grinstead
West Grinstead in People's Lives
Hilaire Belloc: Beginning around the 1930's, I often attended mass as a devout Catholic at the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation here. After dying a few days before my 83rd birthday in 1953, I was buried at the same chapel.