Bepton

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Bepton
Bepton Common.JPG
Bepton Common
Bepton is located in West Sussex
Bepton
Bepton
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
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMIDHURST
Postcode districtGU29 0
Dialling code01730
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
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 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 three miles (5 km) south-west of Midhurst.

History[edit]

In 1086 Bepton was recorded in the Domesday Book as being called Babintone, held of Earl Roger by Geoffery. In 1931 its population was recorded as 292. In 1953 as a parish of 1,910 acres (7.7 km2).

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Transport[edit]

Bepton can be reached by road off the A286 approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Cocking along Bell Lane. Alternatively from the A286 at Midhurst along Bepton Road.

The nearest railway station is eight miles (13 km) west of the village, at Petersfield.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  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.
  • [1] 'Bepton', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 4: The Rape of Chichester (1953), pp. 41–3. Date accessed: 9 March 2007.