About Singleton, West Sussex

A small village in the South Downs, by the River Lavant. Singleton dates to at least the late Saxon period, when the manor was owned by Earl Godwin of Wessex, father of King Harold. The parish church dates to the Saxon period, with several windows surviving from that time.


About Singleton

The village name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon ‘sengel’, which means “burnt clearing”.

Singleton (Silletone) was listed in the Domesday Book, with 237 households including the settlements of East Lavant, Mid Lavant, Binderton and Preston.
In Singleton parish itself there were 167 households: 89 villagers, 58 smallholders; with ploughing land, woodland, meadows, three mills and a church.
It had a value to the Lords of the Manor of £121

Singleton is set in the heart of the South Downs National Park, on the edge of the Goodwood Estate.

Local Connections

Goodwood Estate

The Goodwood Estate is in the heart of West Sussex and is home to the world famous Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and Glorious Goodwood. Goodwood House and Estate have been the Richmond family home for over 300 years, and there can be few places as beautiful.

Goodwood Estate
Weald & Downland Museum
The Repair Shop

Weald & Downland living Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum – a hidden gem in the South East, quintessentially British in a picture perfect setting. We are a museum for those who want to see, touch and even smell what life was really like for people living in years gone by. Whether you are 5 or 95 there is something for everyone!

It’s also home to the Repair Shop TV programme

Singleton Church

The Blessed Virgin Mary

Reverend Sarah Manouch holds services here in Singleton and at other Churches in the Parish. Click below for full details and contact

The Partridge Inn

Singleton Village Pub is the Partridge. Offering food and drinks, with a large garden and play area, it sits in the middle of the village.

The Partridge Inn