Ashington, West Sussex

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St Peter and St Paul's Church, Ashington - - 46919.jpg
St Peter and St Paul's Church
Ashington is located in West Sussex
Location within West Sussex
Area8.05 km2 (3.11 sq mi) [1]
Population2,351 [1] 2001 Census
2,526 (2011 Census)[2]
• Density292/km2 (760/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ131161
• London41 miles (66 km) NNE
Civil parish
  • Ashington
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtRH20
Dialling code01903
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
West Sussex
50°56′01″N 0°23′28″W / 50.93365°N 0.39109°W / 50.93365; -0.39109Coordinates: 50°56′01″N 0°23′28″W / 50.93365°N 0.39109°W / 50.93365; -0.39109

Ashington is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It lies on the A24 road 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Storrington.

The parish has a land area of 805 hectares (1989 acres). In the 2001 census 2351 people lived in 905 households, of whom 1286 were economically active. The 2011 Census population was 2,526[2]

Amenities and transport[edit]

The ancient Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.

Ashington won two regional categories (Business and Community Life) in the Calor Village of the Year competition in 2001 and was the overall Southern region winner in 2003.[3]

Metrobus operate bus route 23 which links the village to Worthing, Horsham and Crawley.


Ashington Cougars has football teams from under 6 to under 16 and play in the Horsham and District Youth Football League. Started in 1999 it has grown into a successful club attaining Charter Development status with Sussex FA in 2009, one of only 14 clubs in the whole of Sussex. 2011 saw the club become a finalist in the Sussex "Sports Club of the Year" awards where it was recognised for its work in player and community development.[4]


  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 12 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  3. ^ Calor results website Archived September 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "F A CHARTER STANDARD CLUBS" (PDF). The FA. 10 January 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011.

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