Village Videos

The collection of videos is a record of important places in Duncton’s history. They describe separate activities in the history of the village, for example churches, schools and flour mills.

The collection begins with views of the sites where the first settlers may have arrived and continues to illuminate other unique areas as they exist today. The collection is not, and is not meant to be, a detailed historical record, rather a framework from which deeper study can be planned.

The collection can also be used to plan interaction between people and sites which still contain objects or buildings of historic interest, for example, St Mary’s churchyard, the flour mills at Duncton and Burton Mill ponds and Duncton’s First National School.

In conclusion, a brief survey is shown of the main water courses that, over the centuries, have kept the village people and its industries together with a pure and limitless supply of spring water from aquifers within the Downs.

The Parish Council would like to thank villager John Mayes and Richard Vobes, the ‘Bald Explorer’ for their enthusiasm and commitment to making these videos.

Duncton – an introduction to the Village’s history

Exploring Duncton – the site of St. Mary’s

Exploring the Heritage of Duncton Hanger

Duncton and the oldest working bell in the country

Exploring Duncton’s 200 year old Water Mill

A visit to the Cricketers Pub

Memories of the old Church School

Grinding Flour at Burton Water Mill near Petworth

Exploring the history of Burton Park

Exploring Duncton’s North End

Exploring Duncton – the Game of Croquet

Exploring Duncton – the Ancient Game of Stoolball

Duncton’s water – the importance of the Downland Spring

Holy Trinity Church
You are welcome to join us for any of our services. The church is also open for private prayer during the day. This church is linked with All Hallows, Tillington and St Mary the Virgin, Upwaltham. For more information, see the website.


Heath End Sandpit and Liaison Group

Heath End Sand Pit is located next to Chandlers Building Merchants on the A285 and the Heath End Liaison Committee (HELC) represents the Parishes of Duncton, East Lavington and Graffham.
There has been concern in recent years as to the operation of the Heath End Pit and delivery of the planned restoration works once the pit closes in 2020. If you have concerns about the Sandpit or would like further information about the Liaison Group, please contact Jane Landstrom, Parish Clerk for Duncton – details at bottom of page.

HELC Letter to SDNPA – 30 May 2019 Response to Mr T Slaney letter of 24 May.pdf
SDNPA Letter to HELC – 24 May 2019 Thomas Peter 24.5.2019 – Response to letter of 22.5.2019.pdf
HELC Letter to SDNPA – 25 March 2019 Heath End Liasion Committee Letter to Tim Slaney SDNPA 25032019.pdf
Duncton Parish Council Response to Soft Sand Consultation – March 2019 DPC Response to Soft Sand review – March 2019.pdf
HELC Meeting Minutes – 10th December 2018Heath End Liaison Group Mtg agenda 10.12.2018 Minutes – Final.pdf
 Appendix.pdf
HELC Meeting Minutes – 8th May 2018 Heath End Liaison Group Mtg Minutes 08.05.2018.pdf
HELC Meeting Minutes – 7th Nov 2017 Heath End Liaison Group Minutes 07.11.2017.pdf

Village Leaflet

Holy Trinity Church in Duncton have produced a village leaflet which is packed with details of our churches, pub, school, parish council, fishery, village hall and croquet club. It also includes useful information on the local bus, last post, and our facebook page. On the back, a map shows the location of all the services, plus details of our nearest shop, surgery, hospital, district council, newspaper delivery and taxi companies. 
The leaflet and map can be downloaded below and hard copies of the leaflet are available in the following places: Cricketers Pub, Holy Trinity Church, Catholic Church, Duncton School, Duncton Village Hall and Ted’s @ Heath End.
If you run a B&B or a local business and would like some leaflets to hand out to visitors to find their way around, please contact Louise Hartley – 01798 344990, louise.hartley1@btinternet.com

 Duncton Village Leaflet Duncton Leaflet low res.pdf
Parish Boundary MapParish Boundary.pdf

Duncton Junior School

We are lucky to have a school in the village with an excellent Head – Helen Martin. The school is federated with Graffham Infants through the Lavington Park Federation. It is a “small school filled with curious minds, happy hearts and big voices” School FilmSchool website


Defibrillator

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is located at the village hall on the exterior wall in the car park.