Wisborough Green

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Wisborough Green
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Parish church of St. Peter ad Vincula and pond
Wisborough Green is located in West Sussex
Wisborough Green
Wisborough Green
 Wisborough Green shown within West Sussex
Area  17.57 km2 (6.78 sq mi) [1]
Population 1,360 [1] 2001 Census
   – density  77/km2 (200/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ049259
   – London  37 miles (60 km) NNE 
Civil parish Wisborough Green
District Chichester
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Billingshurst
Postcode district RH14
Dialling code 01403
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Horsham
Website Wisborough Green
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UK
England
West Sussex

Coordinates: 51°01′23″N 0°30′18″W / 51.023°N 0.505°W / 51.023; -0.505

Wisborough Green is a village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England 2 miles (3.2 km) miles west of Billingshurst on the A272.

Newbridge where the A272 crosses the River Arun 1 mile (1.6 km) mile east of the village was the highest point of the Arun navigation, and the southern end of the Wey and Arun Canal. Newbridge Wharfe on the southern side of the bridge was an important part of the local transport system in the nineteenth century.[2]

Features[edit]

Around the large village green, used for playing cricket and football, there are two pubs, the Cricketers Arms and the Three Crowns, and a village shop. There is also a cricket pavilion on the green which doubles as a social club. Further out there is another pub, the Bat and Ball, near Fishers Farm, a farm adventure park.[3] Since Victorian times there has been a primary school in the village. The original building was closed in 1996 and was converted into a number of houses. Since then the whole school (reception to year 6) has been on the same site, opposite the old one.

Statistics[edit]

New houses in Wisborough Green.

The parish has a land area of 1756.9 hectares (4339.5 acres). The 2001 census recorded a population of 1360 people (667 male and 693 female) living in 570 households, with an average of 2.93 people per house. Of 964 people aged 16–74, 621 were economically active.

Religion[edit]

The Church of England parish church of St. Peter ad Vincula ("St. Peter in Chains") is on higher ground near a small pond with pollarded willow trees. Its unusual dedication is after the ancient Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. The current vicar is the Reverend Peter Dixon. There is a Methodist chapel, and a family church that meets in the village hall.

Notable residents[edit]

The actor and actress, husband and wife James Bolam and Susan Jameson, live in the village. Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour lives on a farm just outside the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 25 May 2009. 
  2. ^ P.A.L.Vine, London's Lost Route to the Sea, Redwood Books 1996
  3. ^ Fishers Farm

External links[edit]

Media related to Wisborough Green at Wikimedia Commons