Woodmancote, West Sussex

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Coordinates: 50°55′07″N 0°14′40″W / 50.91872°N 0.24441°W / 50.91872; -0.24441

Woodmancote
Woodmancote church.jpg
Church of St. Peter
Woodmancote is located in West Sussex
Woodmancote
Woodmancote
 Woodmancote shown within West Sussex
Area  8.49 km2 (3.28 sq mi) [1]
Population 478 [1] 2001 Census
    - Density  56 /km2 (150 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ235147
    - London  41 miles (66 km) N 
Civil parish Woodmancote
District Horsham
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HENFIELD
Postcode district BN5
Dialling code 01273
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Arundel and South Downs
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Woodmancote is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England, located 1 mile (1.5 km) southeast of Henfield on the A281 road. It should not be confused with the other West Sussex village of Woodmancote near Chichester.

This scattered community has no village centre, but includes the hamlet of Blackstone. The Anglican parish church, St Peter's, stands alone beside the A281 road, while not far away is Woodmancote Place, a large house used as a country club. Originally thirteenth century the church was largely rebuilt in 1868. There is a parish hall and one public house, the Wheatsheaf, in Wheatsheaf Lane.

The parish was recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086 as Odemancote. Two of the Lewes martyrs, burnt at the stake in the Marian Persecutions of 1556, Thomas Harland and John Oswald, came from Woodmancote.

The parish has a land area of 849 hectares (2096 acres). In the 2001 census 478 people lived in 189 households, of whom 248 were economically active.

Other villages located in the civil parish include Blackstone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 

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