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Coombes church.jpg
Coombes parish church
Coombes is located in West Sussex
Coombes shown within West Sussex
Area 2.03 sq mi (5.3 km2[1]
Population 51 (2001 Census[1])
• Density 25/sq mi (9.7/km2)
OS grid reference TQ192083
• London 45 miles (72 km) N
Civil parish
  • Coombes
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lancing
Postcode district BN15
Dialling code 01903
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
West Sussex
50°51′47″N 0°18′29″W / 50.863°N 0.308°W / 50.863; -0.308Coordinates: 50°51′47″N 0°18′29″W / 50.863°N 0.308°W / 50.863; -0.308

Coombes is a hamlet and civil parish in the Adur District of West Sussex, England. The village is in the Adur Valley 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Shoreham-by-Sea.

Coombes Church is an 11th-century Church of England parish church that has lost its dedication. It has some of the most important medieval wall paintings in England, which were painted c. 1100. There is a single church bell that weighs about 77 pounds (35 kg) and was probably cast in Normandy. It is one of the oldest bells in Sussex, dated to c. 1150. The church is roofed with Horsham Stone slabs.

The civil parish has an area of 525.81 hectares (1,299 acres) and has a parish meeting rather than a parish council. The 2001 Census recorded a population of 51 people living in 22 households of whom 23 were economically active.[1]

Church Farm is next to the parish church and Applesham Farm is about 0.6 miles (1 km) to the south.

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  1. ^ a b c "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2009. 

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