Egdean is a hamlet situated one mile from the ancient Sussex town of Petworth, overlooking the Rother valley and south towards the Downs. It is believed to have been built to serve the once extensive farming community in the area. The parish is very small consisting of a small number of houses; most of it is made up of woodland and farmland.
The closest place of interest is the Moncrief Gallery. It is a short walk from the centre of Egdean and has regular exhibitions from local artists and further afield.
We are only about a mile from the centre of Petworth, which is a town that attracts many visitors, not least because of the National Trust property Petworth House. As well as an extensive art collection, featuring many Turners, it also has a grounds designed by Capability Brown.
There are also plenty of pubs to visit, with the closest being the Black Horse in Byworth.