Eastergate

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Eastergate
St George's Church, Eastergate (NHLE Code 1233516).JPG
St George's Church
Eastergate is located in West Sussex
Eastergate
Eastergate
Eastergate shown within West Sussex
Area 3.70 km2 (1.43 sq mi) [1]
Population 3,107 [1] 2001 Census
3,417 (2011 Census)[2]
• Density 839/km2 (2,170/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU946055
• London 51 miles (82 km) NNE
Civil parish
  • Eastergate
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHICHESTER
Postcode district PO20
Dialling code 01243
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
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 civil parish in the Arun District of West Sussex, England. It is located five miles (8 km) east of Chichester. The civil parish covers an area of 370ha (of which 200ha is owned by the farm) and has a population of 3107 persons (2001 census). At the 2011 Census the population was 3,417.[2]

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 is 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 in the West) and London services are operated by Southern, with South West Trains and First Great Western travelling as far afield as Reading and Cardiff.

References[edit]

  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. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Eastergate at Wikimedia Commons