Albourne

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Coordinates: 50°56′06″N 0°12′07″W / 50.93509°N 0.20191°W / 50.93509; -0.20191

Albourne
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Church of St. Bartholomew
Albourne is located in West Sussex
Albourne
Albourne
 Albourne shown within West Sussex
Area  7.73 km2 (2.98 sq mi) [1]
Population 600 [1] 2001 Census
    - Density  78 /km2 (200 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ264166
    - London  34 miles (55 km) N 
Civil parish Albourne
District Mid Sussex
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HASSOCKS
Postcode district BN6
Dialling code 01273
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Mid Sussex
Website Albourne Parish Council
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Albourne is a village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex district of West Sussex, England. It lies just off the A23 road three miles (4.8 km) east of Henfield. The parish has a land area of 772.9 hectares (1909 acres). In the 2001 census 600 people lived in 234 households, of whom 321 were economically active.

The village is home to a number of old and historic buildings, such as Gallops (an old timber building, and the oldest building in the village), and The Pound now owned by Brighton & Hove Albion footballer Gareth Nelson, which was used to impound straying animals. Both buildings were built in the 17th century. There is also the church of St. Bartholomew.

English inventor and father of the bicycle industry, James Starley, was born in Albourne in 1831.

The village has a golf course, a riding school and a country club.

During World War II, a bomb fell in the village and did blast damage to the local school. The parish council appealed to raise £200 for immediate repairs to the school and £600 for future repairs. The bomb also damaged the Rectory of the Church and left it without electric lighting or a functioning bath.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 1 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Sussex Notes and Queries, Vol. 10, Number 1, February 1944, p. 19

External links[edit]

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