South Harting

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Coordinates: 50°58′11″N 0°52′57″W / 50.96983°N 0.88263°W / 50.96983; -0.88263

South Harting
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South Harting seen from the church
South Harting is located in West Sussex
South Harting
South Harting
 South Harting shown within West Sussex
OS grid reference SU785195
District Chichester
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 Chichester
List of places
West Sussex

South Harting is a village in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England.[1] It lies within the civil parish of Harting. The village sits on the B2146 Road four miles (6.4 km) southeast of Petersfield, Hampshire.

The village of South Harting has two churches, one Anglican and one Congregational. The village also has a school, Harting Church of England Primary School, which takes children from four to eleven years old. Alongside the school is the village hall from which a pre-school group operates. It has two pubs, The White Hart and The Ship.

The National Trust property Uppark sits high on the South Downs 1 mile (1.6km) south of the village on the B2146. H.G Wells sometimes lived at Uppark as a young man when his mother worked as a lady's maid there.

The Victorian writer, Anthony Trollope spent the last years of his life in South Harting. He moved to the village in 1880 where he lived at The Grange. His pen, paperknife and letter scales are on display in the Church of St. Mary and St.Gabriel in South Harting.


The church of St Mary and St Gabriel

The anglican parish church of St Mary and St Gabriel is at the southern end of the village, in an elevated position. In the churchyard is the tall South Harting War Memorial Cross, (1920) [2] a World War I memorial by Eric Gill. In 2010 the church underwent improvements including the building of an attached room for the Sunday school.

The painter Theodore Garman is buried there, which he had depicted in several paintings.[3]


South Harting about 1905

The Anglican church often arranges community events and fundraising co-ordinated with congregations in the surrounding villages. The community also sets up events in South Gardens, a recreation area with a lake that has been used to host community events.[citation needed]

Every Whit Monday Harting celebrates the Festivities; this has happened since 1800 and is in support of the Old Club.[citation needed]


  1. ^ OS Explorer map 120: Chichester, South Harting and Selsey Scale: 1:25 000. Publisher:Ordnance Survey – Southampton B2 edition. Publishing Date:2009. ISBN 978 0319240793
  2. ^ Collins, Judith, ‘’Eric Gill: The Sculpture’’, the Overlook Press, Woodstock N.Y., 1998 pp. 115-16
  3. ^ Gray, Jennifer (2002). The Life and Work of Theodore Garman (1924-1954) (PhD). University of Birmingham. 

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