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Bepton Common
Bepton is located in West Sussex
Location within West Sussex
Area7.93 km2 (3.06 sq mi) [1]
Population234. 2011 Census[2]
• Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSU856182
• London47 miles (76 km) NE
Civil parish
  • Bepton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtGU29
Dialling code01730
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
West Sussex
50°57′25″N 0°46′57″W / 50.95689°N 0.78246°W / 50.95689; -0.78246Coordinates: 50°57′25″N 0°46′57″W / 50.95689°N 0.78246°W / 50.95689; -0.78246

Bepton is a village, Anglican parish[3] and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. According to the 2001 census it had 104 households with a population of 249 of whom 117 were economically active. The village is about 3 miles (4.8 km) south-west of Midhurst.


Bepton (Babintone) was listed in the Domesday Book (1086) in the ancient hundred of Easebourne as having 23 households: 10 villagers, 10 smallholders and three slaves. With ploughing land and a church, it had a value to the lord of the manor of £5. The lord was an unspecified Geoffrey, and the tenant-in-chief was Earl Roger of Shrewsbury.[4]

In 1861, the population was 211, the parish was 1,224 acres (495 ha) and was mainly arable land. In Kelly's Directory of 1867, the church of St Mary was described as "an ancient flint building in the Anglo-Norman style, and has a nave, chancel, and tower".[3]

In 1931 its population was recorded as 292. In 1953 its area was 1,910 acres (770 ha).


Road access to Bepton is by approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of country lanes off the A286 road from either Bepton Road, Midhurst, or Bell Lane, Cocking.

The nearest railway stations are 11 miles (18 km) west or north of the village, at Petersfield or Haslemere, both on the main line between London and Portsmouth.


  1. ^ "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. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b "GENUKI: Bepton". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Open Domesday: Bepton". Retrieved 22 June 2019.

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