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Climping (Clymping)
Climping Beach, Climping, West Sussex.JPG
Climping beach at sunset
Climping (Clymping) is located in West Sussex
Climping (Clymping)
Climping (Clymping)
Location within West Sussex
Area6.35 km2 (2.45 sq mi) [1]
Population771 (Civil Parish 2011)[2]
• Density121/km2 (310/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ0002
• London52 miles (84 km) NNE
Civil parish
  • Climping
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBN17
Dialling code01903
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
West Sussex
50°48′48″N 0°34′43″W / 50.8134°N 0.5785°W / 50.8134; -0.5785Coordinates: 50°48′48″N 0°34′43″W / 50.8134°N 0.5785°W / 50.8134; -0.5785

Climping (also spelt Clymping) is a village and civil parish containing agricultural and natural sandy land in the Arun District of West Sussex, England. The parish also contains the coastal hamlet of Atherington. It is three miles (5 km) west of Littlehampton, just north of the A259 road.


The parish church, dedicated to St Mary, dates from 1080, and is teamed with those of Yapton and Ford under one vicar. There is a canonical sundial, dating from the 12th century, on the south wall.

Climping village hall was designed in 1930s by architect Herbert Collins[3]

Fringing the coast towards the River Arun and Littlehampton are the Climping sand dunes, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, which includes areas of rare vegetated shingle.

A windmill here predates the mid-18th century and survives, unused for wind power, bereft of its sails but kept up and lived in.

Climping Windmill

Sport and leisure[edit]

Clymping Cricket Club play at the playing field behind the village hall. The club's First XI play in the West Sussex Invitational Cricket League, Division 3 and the Second XI play in Division 10 (West). The club has over 35 registered players.

As of the 2017–18 season, Climping will no longer have a football club, as the club has moved to Littlehampton.


  1. ^ "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  2. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
  3. ^ Herbert Collins 1885-1975 Architect and Worker for Peace by Robert Williams published Paul Cave Publications Ltd. in conjunction with The City of Southampton Society 1985 IBSN 0-86146-049-9

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