East Dean is a small village just 6 miles from Chichester. With its village green, very English church and characteristic country pub 'The Star and Garter', it typifies what an idyllic village in West Sussex should, and indeed does, look like.
The pond is said to be the original source of the River Lavant and flint is used as a commond building stone in East Dean. In fact flint can be found in the surrounding fields and downs and there is evidence of settlements here since Celtic and Roman times.
In terms of claim to fame the playright Christopher Fry lived here before his death in 2005. For those that like walking and panoramic views of fabulous countryside this will appeal. In terms of facilities and any kind of shop then you are plain out of luck. Other than the pub there is nothing else here in the village.