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St Michael's RC Church, Hayling Rise, High Salvington (May 2013).JPG
St Michael's RC Church, High Salvington
Salvington is located in West Sussex
 Salvington shown within West Sussex
OS grid reference TQ128051
District Worthing Borough
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Worthing West
List of places
West Sussex

Coordinates: 50°50′06″N 0°23′54″W / 50.83513°N 0.3984°W / 50.83513; -0.3984

Salvington is a neighbourhood of the Borough of Worthing in West Sussex, England. It lies south of the A27 road two miles (3 km) north-west of the town centre. It is served by three elected Worthing Borough Councillors at any given time, currently Nicola Waight, Noel Atkins and Michael Cloake, all Conservative.[1]

Salvington is thought to mean either 'Seawolf's farmstead' (Sǣwulf's farmstead)[2] or less romantically, Sǣlāf's farmstead (literally the farmstead of someone named 'sea-leavings' or 'flotsam').[2]

Salvington was originally a hamlet within the parish of West Tarring. When most of Tarring became part of Worthing in 1902, Salvington joined the parish of Durrington which included nearby High Salvington. Salvington finally became part of the borough of Worthing in 1929.[3]

Salvington is probably best known as the birthplace of the great jurist and antiquarian John Selden in 1584. The cottage in which he lived was demolished in the 1960s when it fell into disrepair and was replaced with a row of bungalows. However Salvington's main public house, Ye John Selden, retains his name.

Salvington is also home to 'Old Sussex House' in Salvington Road. This 16th-century building, originally known as 'Salvington Lets' is a listed building and retains in its attic what is possibly the last cockfighting pen in Sussex, surrounded by a thin oak trellis hammered together with hand-made nails.[citation needed]

Salvington, along with High Salvington have their own local football team "Salvington Football Club". Founded in March 2009 by Phil Heckels, Darren Cooper and Nev Galvin, they compete in the Worthing & Horsham District Sunday League where they won the 4th Division undefeted in their debut season, 2009/10. They play their home game at The Rotary, Hillbarn.


  1. ^ Worthing Council election, 2012
  2. ^ a b Glover, Judith (1997), Sussex Place-Names: Their Origins and Meanings Countryside Books ISBN 978-1-85306-484-5
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