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Church of St. Bartholomew
Albourne is located in West Sussex
Location within West Sussex
Area7.73 km2 (2.98 sq mi) [1]
Population600 [1] 2001 Census
644 (2011 Census)[2]
• Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ264166
• London34 miles (55 km) N
Civil parish
  • Albourne
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBN6
Dialling code01273
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
WebsiteAlbourne Parish Council
List of places
West Sussex
50°56′06″N 0°12′07″W / 50.93509°N 0.20191°W / 50.93509; -0.20191Coordinates: 50°56′06″N 0°12′07″W / 50.93509°N 0.20191°W / 50.93509; -0.20191

Albourne is a village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex district of West Sussex, England. It lies just off the A23 road three miles (4.8 km) east of Henfield. The parish has a land area of 772.9 hectares (1909 acres). In the 2001 census 600 people lived in 234 households, of whom 321 were economically active. The population at the 2011 Census was 644.[2]

The village is home to a number of old and historic buildings, such as Gallops (an old timber building, and the oldest building in the village), and The Pound now owned by Brighton & Hove Albion footballer Garry Nelson, which was used to impound straying animals. Both buildings were built in the 17th century. There is also the church of St. Bartholomew.

English inventor and father of the bicycle industry, James Starley, was born in Albourne in 1831.

The village has a golf course, a riding school and a country club.

During World War II, a bomb fell in the village and did blast damage to the local school. The parish council appealed to raise £200 for immediate repairs to the school and £600 for future repairs. The bomb also damaged the Rectory of the Church and left it without electric lighting or a functioning bath.[3]


  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Sussex Notes and Queries, Vol. 10, Number 1, February 1944, p. 19

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