Angmering

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Coordinates: 50°49′44″N 0°29′04″W / 50.82877°N 0.48458°W / 50.82877; -0.48458

Angmering
Angmering mill.jpg
The windmill
Angmering is located in West Sussex
Angmering
Angmering
 Angmering shown within West Sussex
Area  17.82 km2 (6.88 sq mi) [1]
Population 7,614 (Civil Parish)[2]
    - Density  427 /km2 (1,110 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ068043
    - London  49 miles (79 km) NNE 
Civil parish Angmering
District Arun
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LITTLEHAMPTON
Postcode district BN16
Dialling code 01903
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Arundel and South Downs
Website Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
West Sussex

Angmering is a large, narrow village and civil parish between Littlehampton and Worthing in West Sussex, England. It is centred 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the English Channel; Worthing and Littlehampton are centred 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to the east and west respectively.

Angmering railway station is 34 mile away from the village centre straddling the boundaries of Angmering and East Preston.

Angmering is also home to the Oval Raceway or Angmering Motor Sports Centre.[3]

Geography[edit]

The parish is about seven miles (10 km) long (from north to south) and two miles (3  km) wide. Its roots stretch back to the Bronze Age and it is also the site of a substantial Roman Villa.

At the top of Angmering is Highdown Hill, a National Trust property with free access for walks and picnics on the smooth grass near the still-visible slopes of a former chalk quarry.

The village has a 12th-century church (St Margaret's, re-built by Samuel Sanders Teulon in 1852, and reordered[clarification needed] in 2009), three schools, several small shops, a post office and many historic houses from the 15th century onwards. It is in a semi-rural area with many farms. Following the building of the Bramley Green development, Angmering is the most populous settlement in the Arundel and South Downs Parliamentary Constituency.

History[edit]

The village's name is of an old Saxon form, meaning "the people of Angenmaer".[4]

Famous inhabitants[edit]

The village was the birthplace of Tom Oliver, who, after adding an l to his name to become Olliver, became the winning rider of the 1842, 1843 and 1853 Grand Nationals. Impresario Lord Bernard Delfont and record producer Norman Newell have lived in Angmering.

Portrait artist Juliet Pannett and her family lived in Angmering from the mid-1960s.[5]

Twinning[edit]

Since 1976, Angmering has been twinned with the coastal French town of Ouistreham in the Calvados district of Normandy.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 26 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
  3. ^ Griffin, Rob (2008-05-07). "Find the right formula for family business". The Daily Express. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  4. ^ Hunter Blair, Peter (1966). Roman Britain and Early England: 55 B.C. - A.D. 871. W.W. Norton & Company. p. 176. ISBN 0-393-00361-2. 
  5. ^ Justin Parkinson (12 September 2005). "Obituary: Juliet Pannett". the Daily Telegraph (London). 
  6. ^ "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). Retrieved 2013-12-26. 

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