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Ferring Beach
Ferring is located in West Sussex
 Ferring shown within West Sussex
Area  3.81 km2 (1.47 sq mi) [1]
Population 4,480 (Civil/Ward Parish.2011)[2]
   – density  1,176/km2 (3,050/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ094026
   – London  50 miles (80 km) NNE 
Civil parish Ferring
District Arun
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WORTHING
Postcode district BN12
Dialling code 01903
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Worthing West
List of places
West Sussex

Coordinates: 50°48′46″N 0°26′53″W / 50.81275°N 0.44812°W / 50.81275; -0.44812

Ferring is a village, civil parish and electoral ward in the Arun District of West Sussex, England. It is part of the built-up area of Worthing and is accessed along the A259 road 3 miles (4.8 km) west of the town - comprising North Down Farm and Highdown Hill to the north and the town itself to the south, with approximately equal size green buffers to the town in size, to east and west.

In the 2001 census 4361 people lived in 2179 households, of whom 1423 were economically active. The area's seafront is pedestrianised and the beach itself is a mixture of shingle and pebble, reinforced by groynes.


The site of the village is an ancient one: the name itself is Saxon; it is mentioned in the Domesday Book; the parish church is Norman, and is dedicated to St Andrew. In the churchyard are buried the ashes of Major John Bigelow Dodge (1894-1960), veteran of the Great Escape of 1944,[3] and there is a Commonwealth war grave of a Royal Sussex Regiment officer of World War II.[4]

Until the 1920s the village was a small one; when the south coast began to be built-up, particularly with holiday homes, Ferring began to increase in size.

Sport and leisure[edit]

Ferring has an amateur football club Ferring F.C. who play at The Glebelands.


  1. ^ "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 26 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 10 May 2014
  3. ^ Carroll, Tim (2013). The Dodger, The Extraordinary Story of Churchill's Cousin and the Great Escape. Mainstream Publishing. p. 269. ISBN 978-1-780-57606-0. 
  4. ^ [1] CWGC Casualty Record.

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