Ashurst, West Sussex

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St James' church and war memorial.JPG
St James' church and war memorial
Ashurst is located in West Sussex
Location within West Sussex
Area10.09 km2 (3.90 sq mi) [1]
Population226 [1] 2001 Census
279 (2011 Census)[2]
• Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ179161
• London40 miles (64 km) NNE
Civil parish
  • Ashurst
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBN44
Dialling code01903
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
West Sussex
50°55′56″N 0°19′22″W / 50.93227°N 0.3229°W / 50.93227; -0.3229Coordinates: 50°55′56″N 0°19′22″W / 50.93227°N 0.3229°W / 50.93227; -0.3229

Ashurst is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England, about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Henfield, and 11 miles (18 km) south of Horsham on the B2135 road. The village is about 0.6 miles (0.97 km) west of the River Adur. There is a 12th-century parish church dedicated to St James, where local resident Laurence Olivier's funeral was held,[3] as well as a Church of England primary school and a pub, the Fountain Inn.

The parish has a land area of 1009 hectares (2493 acres). In the 2001 census 226 people lived in 97 households, of whom 112 were economically active. At the 2011 Census the population was 279.[2]


  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. ^ "Olivier's Family and Friends Say Farewell With Shakespeare's Words". AP News. Retrieved 19 February 2020.

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