Little Lightning

Cosy arthouse cinema in Lurgashall, West Sussex | Wine, food & movie themed cinema events

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A little background on our delightful location.

Little Lightning is located in Lurgashall, West Sussex, just a short flight from the southerly tip of Blackdown, The Temple of the Winds and at the most northerly point of the South Downs National Park.

Blackdown was bequeathed as a gift by Robert Hunter from Haslemere in order to start the National Trust and their reach is now ever present in this beautiful region, with vast areas of AONB, SSSI, houses and estates where you can roam like no other region in the UK.

Just a few fields into this magnificent view lies Lurgashall, a quintessential English village with a wonderful green and pub, the Noah's Ark. The green has featured in many films and TV commercials, though in the summer Lurgashall Cricket Club can be found upon it. A perfect location to sip a Pimm's from the Noah's Ark whilst watching the wickets pass.

The village also has a handy village hall and church of St. Laurence. The Lectern in the church was presented in 1897 in memory of Alfred Lord Tennyson who was a regular worshipper at St. Laurence's and lived nearby, in fact just a stones throw from where the photograph was taken, on top of Blackdown, at Aldworth House.

The area was once a hot-pot for writers, including George Eliot, H.G. Wells and Mr Sherlock himself, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote The Hound of the Baskervilles at his Hindhead home. The area still has an abundance of hugely skilled artisans, creatives, artists and writers.

If you are visiting the area, there are many wonderful pubs nearby here are a few of my favourites: The Noah's Ark, Lurgashall, The Duke of Cumberland, Henley, The Horseguards, Tillington, The Rising Sun, Milland, White Hart, South Harting, Three Horseshoes, Elstead.

 

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