Bepton

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Coordinates: 50°57′25″N 0°46′57″W / 50.95689°N 0.78246°W / 50.95689; -0.78246

Bepton
Bepton Common.JPG
Bepton Common
Bepton is located in West Sussex
Bepton
Bepton
 Bepton shown within West Sussex
Area  7.93 km2 (3.06 sq mi) [1]
Population 249 [1] 2001 Census
    - Density  31 /km2 (80 /sq mi)
OS grid reference SU856182
    - London  47 miles (76 km) NE 
Civil parish Bepton
District Chichester
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MIDHURST
Postcode district GU29
Dialling code 01730
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Chichester
List of places
UK
England
West Sussex

Bepton is a village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. According to the 2001 census it had 104 households with a population of 249 of whom 117 were economically active. The village is about three miles (5 km) south-west of Midhurst.

History[edit]

In 1086 Bepton was recorded in the Domesday Book as being called Babintone, held of Earl Roger by Geoffery. In 1931 its population was recorded as 292. In 1953 as a parish of 1,910 acres (7.7 km2).

Photos[edit]

The village of Bepton West Sussex

Transport[edit]

Bepton can be reached by road off the A286 approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Cocking along Bell Lane. Alternatively from the A286 at Midhurst along Bepton Road.

The nearest railway station is eight miles (13 km) west of the village, at Petersfield.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  • [1] 'Bepton', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 4: The Rape of Chichester (1953), pp. 41–3. Date accessed: 9 March 2007.