Ashurst Wood is a village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex district of West Sussex, within the historic county of Sussex, England. It is 1 mile (2 km) to the southeast of East Grinstead, just off the A22 arterial road. The village is in the Mid Sussex district of the county, and has a parish population of 1,771. Ashurst Wood is within the High Weald Area of Natural Beauty and has an SSSI inside its boundaries. In 2000, Ashurst Wood became a civil parish and a parish council was formed.
The village has a history of agriculture and farming, and contains a church, village hall, primary school, two public houses, a general shop, post office and several small business premises. There is an independent school on the boundary of the village, called Brambletye School, and a former one, Stoke Brunswick School (the former junior school of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill), which closed in 2009. Bus routes run through the village with destinations of East Grinstead, Crawley and Tunbridge Wells.
... the millennium, in January 2000 some residents of Ashurst Wood unofficially declared independence from the United Kingdom ... The new state was known as The People's Republic of Ashurst Wood, a Nation State, which gave the acronym P.R.A.W.N.S. ... in the year 979, specifying that the village of Ashurst would be immune from taxation after he fell ill there ...
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