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 5,639 [1] 2001 Census
    - Density  316 /km2 (820 /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 village and civil parish between Littlehampton and Worthing in West Sussex, England. It is located approximately two miles (3 km) north of the English Channel; Worthing and Littlehampton are about four miles (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, also known as the Angmering Motor Sports Centre.[2]

Overview[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.

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. With the building of the Bramley Green development, the population in 2005 is close to 8000, the largest centre of population in the Arundel and South Downs Parliamentary Constituency.

The village's name is of an old Saxon form, meaning "the followers or dependents of Angenmaer".[3]

Near Angmering is Highdown Hill, a National Trust property where one can picnic on the smooth grass near the edges of a former chalk quarry.

The village was the birthplace of 'black' 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.[4]

Twinning[edit]

Since 1976, Angmering has been twinned with the French town of Ouistreham, which is in the Calvados region of Normandy.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 26 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Griffin, Rob (2008-05-07). "Find the right formula for family business". The Daily Express. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Justin Parkinson (12 September 2005). "Obituary: Juliet Pannett". the Daily Telegraph (London). 
  5. ^ "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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