Wiston, West Sussex

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Wiston is located in West Sussex
 Wiston shown within West Sussex
Area  13.60 km2 (5.25 sq mi) [1]
Population 221 [1] 2001 Census
   – density  16/km2 (41/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ143142
   – London  42 miles (68 km) NNE 
Civil parish Wiston
District Horsham
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STEYNING
Postcode district BN44
Dialling code 01903
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Arundel and South Downs
List of places
West Sussex

Coordinates: 50°54′58″N 0°22′26″W / 50.91613°N 0.37401°W / 50.91613; -0.37401

Wiston is a scattered village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It lies on the A283 road 2.8 miles (4.5 km) northwest of Steyning.

The parish covers an area of 1,360 hectares (3,400 acres). In the 2001 census 221 people lived in 86 households, of whom 120 were economically active.[1]


Chanctonbury Ring, a hill fort based ring of trees atop Chanctonbury Hill on the South Downs, lies on the border of the parish and the neighbouring parish of Washington. Chanctonbury Hill is a Site of Special Scientific Interest as an uncommon woodland type on a chalk escarpment, providing habitat for many species including the protected Great Crested Newt.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "SSSI Citation — Chanctonbury Hill" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 4 April 2009.