Mile Oak

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Mile Oak
Mile Oak is located in East Sussex
Mile Oak
Mile Oak
 Mile Oak shown within East Sussex
Population c. 10,300
OS grid reference TQ255065
Unitary authority Brighton and Hove
Ceremonial county East Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Brighton
Postcode district BN41
Dialling code 01273
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Hove
List of places
UK
England
East Sussex

Coordinates: 50°51′18″N 0°13′59″W / 50.855°N 0.233°W / 50.855; -0.233

Church of the Good Shepherd, Mile Oak

Mile Oak is a locality forming the northern part of the former parish of Portslade in the north-west corner of the city of Brighton and Hove, England.[1]

Mile Oak is on the edge of the South Downs and as such has much farmland nearby; the Monarch's Way and Sussex Border Path long-distance footpaths skirt the edge of the built-up area. The first urban development occurred 1935 after the First World War, and the area grew substantially in the 1960s when Copperas Gap dockside dwellings were demolished. The inhabitants were rehoused to the area North of Portslade old village. Mile Oak has been intersected by the A27 dual carriageway since the 1980s which has somewhat cut off the community from the rural surroundings.

The main part of Portslade Community College is at Chalky Road in Mile Oak, and houses a public library.[2] Other local amenities include The Mile Oak Inn public house and Mile Oak Farm.

Sport and leisure[edit]

Mile Oak has a Non-League football club Mile Oak F.C. who play at Chalky Road.

In 2007, Mile Oak Wanderers were formed. They provide youth football for the boys and girls within the local community. Within a relatively short period of time, the club has grown from having one team of 14 children, to one of the largest and most successful youth soccer clubs in Sussex.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introduction to Mile Oak". Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Mile Oak Library". Brighton & Hove City Council. Retrieved 2011-07-03.