Bury, West Sussex

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St. John the Evangelist, Bury
Bury is located in West Sussex
 Bury shown within West Sussex
Area  13.15 km2 (5.08 sq mi) [1]
Population 642 (2011 Census)[2]
   – density  53/km2 (140/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ011131
   – London  45 miles (72 km) NNE 
Civil parish Bury
District Chichester
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district RH20
Dialling code 01798
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Arundel and South Downs
List of places
West Sussex

Coordinates: 50°54′34″N 0°33′48″W / 50.90939°N 0.56332°W / 50.90939; -0.56332

Bury is a village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It is located on the A29 road, around 5 miles (8 km) south-west of Pulborough.

The villages of Bury and nearby West Burton are sited at the foot of the scarp slope of the South Downs, where springs from the chalk strata provided a constant supply of clean water. The Anglican parish church of St. John the Evangelist lies east of the village centre on the west bank of the River Arun. The church is dominated by a 12th Century tower with a cedar-shingled spire.[3] There was formerly a passenger ferry by rowing boat to Amberley on the east bank.[4]

There are many old houses in the village and a large modern village hall. There is one pub, the Squire and Horse, beside the A29 road. Bury House close to the pub was the home of author John Galsworthy for the final seven years of his life.

The Street, Bury.

West Burton, across some fields to the west, is smaller than Bury and has many interesting old houses.

The parish has a land area of 1315 hectares (3247 acres). In the 2001 census 691 people lived in 264 households, of whom 319 were economically active.[1] The 2011 Census recorded a population of 642.[2]


An electoral ward of the same name exists. This ward stretches North West to Graffham with a population taken at the 2011 census of 2,201.[5]


  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  3. ^ St John's Church accessed 18/02/08
  4. ^ West Sussex grid for learning Retrieved 2009-09-07[dead link]
  5. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 October 2015. 

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