Wick, West Sussex

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Coordinates: 50°49′05″N 0°32′39″W / 50.81806°N 0.54419°W / 50.81806; -0.54419

Wick
Wick is located in West Sussex
Wick
Wick
 Wick shown within West Sussex
OS grid reference TQ026030
Civil parish Littlehampton
District Arun
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LITTLEHAMPTON
Postcode district BN17
Dialling code 01903
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
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Wick is a community in the Arun district of West Sussex, England. Originally a separate village, it now forms part of the built up area around Littlehampton. It lies on the A284 road 0.6 miles (1 km) north of the town centre.

There is an annual summer festival held in Wick. The village hall is one of the largest in the area, there are several flint Victorian buildings including All Saints Church and one thatched cottage. Wick contains three separate parades of shops, including a Co-Operative supermarket, green grocer, bakery, a laundrette, two pubs and various other small specialist shops.

History[edit]

The village of Wick formed around Wick Manor, established after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It has an ancient Roman Brick/clay making site, (this now lies under a road called 'Potters Mead', off Courtwick Road). Wick had an Art Deco era Steam Laundry built in the 1920s, it has now been demolished.

An Alleyway or Twitten that passes by the site of the former True Blue public house, is known locally as 'Dark Alley' due to the black clinker surface laid down along its route.

During the early 1990s some areas of Wick had developed a reputation for drug and alcohol addiction, high teenage pregnancy, and low ‘community esteem’ this resulted in the highly successful Christian "The WIRE project" being established to address these issues. In recent years, efforts have been made to improve the quality of wick's social housing, with many being refurbished.

In 2009 the True Blue pub was demolished to make way for new housing.

Sport and leisure[edit]

Wick has a Non-League football club Wick F.C. who play at Crabtree Park.


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