Warningcamp shown within West Sussex
|Area||3.78 km2 (1.46 sq mi) |
|- Density||43 /km2 (110 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||48 miles (77 km) NNE|
|Shire county||West Sussex|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Arundel and South Downs|
Warningcamp is a small village and civil parish in the Arun District of West Sussex, England. It is located to the north-east of Arundel, on the east bank of the River Arun. The civil parish covers an area of 378.49 hectares (935 acres) and has a population of 156 persons (2011 census).
"Warningcamp has even been called a 'township'. The former Arundel Youth Hostel, actually in Warningcamp, brought in some 7,000 visitors a year.
Most residents now work elsewhere or are retired. There are now five main areas of buildings; for convenience described Lower, Middle and Upper Warningcamp, Blakehurst and the Dover. The oldest surviving buildings are timber-framed from the 16th century. There was a village school from the 19th century until it closed in 1926. Warningcamp chapel dated from the 12th century, until the late 18th century. In the 19th century, the village school building was used as a chapel which finally was closed in the 1960's.
People often miss Warningcamp, on the east bank of the River Arun opposite Arundel, on their way to Burpham. It is a very linear development stretched out mainly along the east-west road from the River Arun. It has altered its boundaries over the centuries to include Calceto Priory and Clay Lane; hence they are included where relevant. At this present time, they come under Lyminster Parish, with the southern boundary of Warningcamp stretching through the woods to the Dover. An ancient boundry [sic] bank can still be seen near the ditch. The highest point near the north-east boundary is at 58m [sic]. The underlaying geology of alluvial flood plain, chalk, head, Reading beds, and clay with flints... [sic]
Warningcamp lists its facilities as one telephone box, two post boxes and a bus shelter, making it one of the poorest served communities in West Sussex, and officially a hamlet (no church, no school, pub or shop)."
- "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 14 April 2009.
- Source: The Warningcamp Book, where text is published by kind permission on the Parish Website by Mary Barber (see link below)
Further Reading on the Parish Website: Warningcamp.org.uk (Official, Non profit Link)
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