Rogate

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Coordinates: 51°00′29″N 0°51′02″W / 51.00809°N 0.85068°W / 51.00809; -0.85068

Rogate
A272 in centre of Rogate - geograph.org.uk - 786534.jpg
Rogate is located in West Sussex
Rogate
Rogate
 Rogate shown within West Sussex
Area  23.17 km2 (8.95 sq mi) [1]
Population 1,513 [1] 2001 Census
    - Density  65 /km2 (170 /sq mi)
OS grid reference SU807238
    - London  47 miles (76 km) NE 
Civil parish Rogate
District Chichester
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PETERSFIELD
Postcode district GU31
Dialling code 01730
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Chichester
Website http://rogatevillage.co.uk/
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Rogate is a village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England situated in the Western Rother valley. The village is on the A272 road seven miles (11 km) west of Midhurst. The parish comprises the villages of Rogate and Rake and the hamlets of Haben, Fyning, Hill Brow, Langley, Durford, Wenham, Durleighmarsh and Terwick Common. The ancient parish of Terwick is included in Rogate and the northern part of the parish is in the ecclesiastical parish of Milland. Until the passing of the Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844 part of Rogate was an exclave of Hampshire.

In the 2001 census the parish covered 23 km² (5,721 acres) and had 623 households with a total population of 1,513. 716 residents were economically active.[1]

The parish has two Church of England churches and two primary schools in Rogate village and in the neighbouring village of Rake. The only pub in Rogate village is the White Horse, following the closure of the Wyndham Arms. The Jolly Drover at Hill Brow and The Sun Inn at Rake on the old London to Portsmouth road lies just within the parish and county boundary. This boundary also runs through the middle of the Flying Bull. There are therefore three and a half pubs in Rogate. In 2011 the Sun Inn closed and the historic building is subject to a planning application for development into residential properties.

In 2008, Rogate School was the subject of a hugely successful and highly publicised campaign to overturn a council recommendation to close the school. In February 2011 the school was judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted[2] and is an extremely popular small village school with excellent facilities, including a two acre (0.8 ha) playing field.

Until recently Roman Abramovich owned a large country estate at Fyning Hill, near Rogate, which he bought from Australian media magnate Kerry Packer.[3]

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