Woodmancote, West Sussex
Church of St. Peter
Woodmancote shown within West Sussex
|Area||8.49 km2 (3.28 sq mi) |
|Population||478  2001 Census|
|– density||56/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||41 miles (66 km) N|
|Shire county||West Sussex|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Arundel and South Downs|
Woodmancote is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England, located 1 mile (1.5 km) southeast of Henfield on the A281 road. It should not be confused with the other West Sussex village of Woodmancote near Chichester.
This scattered community has no village centre, but includes the hamlet of Blackstone. The Anglican parish church, St Peter's, stands alone beside the A281 road, while not far away is Woodmancote Place, a large house used as a country club. Originally thirteenth century the church was largely rebuilt in 1868. There is a parish hall and one public house, the Wheatsheaf, in Wheatsheaf Lane.
The parish was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086 as Odemancote. Two of the Lewes martyrs, burnt at the stake in the Marian Persecutions of 1556, Thomas Harland and John Oswald, came from Woodmancote.
The parish has a land area of 849 hectares (2096 acres). In the 2001 census 478 people lived in 189 households, of whom 248 were economically active.
Other villages located in the civil parish include Blackstone.
- "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
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