When the London and Brighton Railway was built in 1841, Three Bridges began to grow from a tiny hamlet. The village was not named after rail bridges, but after much older crossings over streams (tributaries of the River Mole).
In 1848, with the opening of a branch line to Horsham and then Portsmouth, the hamlet became an important railway junction. The railway built a motive power depot and marshalling yards south of the village. In 1855, a branch line was opened to East Grinstead. With the coming of the New Town development in the Crawley area in the late 1940s, the village underwent radical changes. Among the first group of neighbourhoods to be built was Three Bridges, and by 2020 there were 14 neighbourhoods.
Three Bridges Football Club
Three Bridges Football Club is a football club based in Three Bridges, Crawley, West Sussex, England. The club is affiliated with the Sussex County Football Association. The club was established in 1901 and was a founding member of the Sussex County League Division Two in 1952.
The Social Club was founded in May 2012 to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds. You’ll have the opportunity to meet new people at our club. We always welcome new members. Come by and meet us – we’d be happy to meet you!
Three Bridges Cricket Club
We are an inclusive club, welcoming players of all ages and abilities. Our strong junior section offers youngsters the opportunity to play cricket in teams from under 9 to under 16, in the IDentilam Colts Cricket League and the North and Mid Sussex Junior Cricket League.