Once upon a time a staging post on the Roman road Stane Street, that linked Chichester to Pulborough and on to London, and today is the A29. Billingshurst has several references to its Roman origins, that can be seen today. The town sign depicts a Centurion in red robes, and the Community Centre is situated in Roman Way.
With a mainline Railway Station with connections to London, Billingshurst is becoming a popular place to live, with several large housing estates on its edges, and a small but compact high street that can cater for most needs.
Religion plays an important part in Billingshurst life with several non-conformist chapels, the best known of which is The Blue Idol, at nearby Coolham, which is the original meeting house of The Society of Friends, more commonly known as The Quakers and has local links to William Penn founder of the English North American colony the Province of Pennsylvania, and is open to visitors as advertised.
Billingshurst is 6 miles due north of Pulborough