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St George's Church, Eastergate (NHLE Code 1233516).JPG
St George's Church
Eastergate is located in West Sussex
Location within West Sussex
Area3.70 km2 (1.43 sq mi) [1]
Population3,107 [1] 2001 Census
3,417 (2011 Census)[2]
• Density839/km2 (2,170/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSU946055
• London51 miles (82 km) NNE
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPO20
Dialling code01243
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
West Sussex
50°50′30″N 0°39′29″W / 50.84166°N 0.65792°W / 50.84166; -0.65792Coordinates: 50°50′30″N 0°39′29″W / 50.84166°N 0.65792°W / 50.84166; -0.65792

Eastergate is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Barnham and Eastergate, in the Arun district of West Sussex, England. It is located five miles (8 km) east of Chichester. The civil parish covered an area of 370ha (of which 200ha is owned by the farm) and had a population of 3107 persons according to the 2001 census. At the 2011 Census the population was 3,417.[2] On 1 April 2019 the parish was merged with Barnham to form "Barnham and Eastergate".[3][4]

Roman remains have been found near St George's Church, although until the 20th century the village remained a small one. The area, being on alluvium, was principally used for market gardens. Subsequent house building has resulted in a large increase in population.

John Ireland (1879–1962) often stayed in the parish, and named a hymn tune after it.

Barnham railway station (which was actually within Eastergate parish) was opened in 1864 and lies on the West Coastway Line. The station was called Barnham Junction until 1929 because the branch line to Bognor Regis leaves the main line here. East and West Coastway (to Brighton in the East and Portsmouth or Southampton in the West) and London services are operated by Southern, with occasional First Great Western services travelling as far afield as Great Malvern and Cardiff.


  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. ^ "The Arun District Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2019 No. 1" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Barnham and Eastergate". Mapit. Retrieved 17 July 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Eastergate at Wikimedia Commons