About Rogate

Click Here For

Coronavirus Community Updates





Click Rogate Gallery to see photographs of village events


About Rogate

Read more about the History and Geology of Rogate

Rogate the Village itself, derives its name from ‘roe deer gate’ & from medieval times it was the first and largest of the valley communities & the two fine stone bridges at Durford and Habin date from that time.

The “Parish” of Rogate which was formed in AD 1894, is a moderately large parish of 4,873 acres, with a population of about 1500 souls. sitting on the Hampshire and West Sussex border of the county.

The main block or area, consisting of some 3 miles from north to south, with a breadth of 2½ miles, and a narrow projection at the north running for another 2 miles.

The road from the centre of Rogate village running south over the river Rother at Habin (Haben) Bridge continues onward winding its way to our neighbouring Parish, that of Harting.

With the famous (more infamous with the Highway Robbers of years gone by)  but now replaced with a by-pass further over into Hampshire is the old London to Portsmouth coaching road, lying to the west of the Parish with the village of Rake & Hillbrow forming part of the county boundary of West Sussex on our side & Liss in the county of Hampshire, on the other side. More to the North of the parish is chiefly woodland, including Langley, Coldharbor Woods and Harting Combe, which was an outlier of Harting Manor,

By the way, the word “PARISH” in England means “a political division of a county for local, civil government, usually but not always, corresponding to the ecclesiastical parish”.

Schooling: We have 2 Primary Schools, Rogate C.E. Primary School which was built in 1868 & the second is Rake C.E. First School and both are still going strong. We have beautiful Churches & Chapels, fantastic countryside to be walked and enjoyed but the Parish of Rogate is not only about the churches, the schools or even the local pubs although the White Horse in Rogate itself has been re-opened following a period when it was closed, and we have The Jolly Drover at Hillbrow & The Bull at Rake, all offering great food as well as great ales,  but its more than the sum of its parts, its more about THE COMMUNITY as a whole.  We have a great many clubs & societies to fill in what little spare time we all have these days. Have a look at the section marked “Village Directory” for a more detailed listing of organisations in the village.

Read more about the History and Geology of Rogate