Fulking

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Fulking
Fulking, West Sussex, England - May 2010.jpg
Fulking from the South Downs Way
Fulking is located in West Sussex
Fulking
Fulking
Location within West Sussex
Area6.28 km2 (2.42 sq mi) [1]
Population250 [1] 2001 Census
303 (2011 Census)[2]
• Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ247114
• London42 miles (68 km) N
Civil parish
  • Fulking
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHENFIELD
Postcode districtBN5
Dialling code01273
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
Websitehttp://www.fulking.net/
List of places
UK
England
West Sussex
50°53′21″N 0°13′38″W / 50.88914°N 0.22733°W / 50.88914; -0.22733Coordinates: 50°53′21″N 0°13′38″W / 50.88914°N 0.22733°W / 50.88914; -0.22733

Fulking is a village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England. It is located on the north slopes of the South Downs, five miles (8 km) to the north-west of Brighton. The civil parish covers an area of 628.31 hectares (1,552.6 acres).

There is a country pub just outside the village, the "Shepherd and Dog" and beside it a spring, where the constant flow of water from the chalk strata gives rise to a small stream. Travelling uphill from the stream there is a public tap and horsetrough at the beginning of the street, with a tiled inscription from a psalm in honour of John Ruskin.

In culture[edit]

In The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd "Fulking" is given the definition "pretending not to be in when the carol singers come round."[3]

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 7 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. ^ Adams, D and Lloyd, J. The Meaning of Liff. Pan Books/Faber and Faber ISBN 0-330-28121-6, p. 55

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External links[edit]

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