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
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
  • Eastergate
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHICHESTER
Postcode districtPO20
Dialling code01243
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth 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 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.

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