Crawley is a major settlement in the Sussex and Surrey Weald area dating back 200 years and Crawley was a market town as far back as the 13th Century.
Due to being on the main route between London and Brighton it was a popular place for coaching Inns and Public Houses to be built, especially by the 18th Century. Situated to the north is Gatwick Airport, London and the UK’s second busiest airport.
Crawley was designated a New Town under the New Towns Act 1946 and lots of building and expansion has taken place since. This has incorporated and created new neighbourhood areas such as Ifield, Pound Hill, Three Bridges, Kilnwood Vale. Crawley now has a population of over 100,000 with many more in Surrey and Sussex using some of its facilities.