Parish church of St. Peter ad Vincula and pond
Wisborough Green shown within West Sussex
|Area||17.57 km2 (6.78 sq mi) |
|Population||1,360  2001 Census|
|– density||77/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||37 miles (60 km) NNE|
|Civil parish||Wisborough Green|
|Shire county||West Sussex|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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