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Fulking, West Sussex, England - May 2010.jpg
Fulking from the South Downs Way
Fulking is located in West Sussex
Fulking shown within West Sussex
Area 6.28 km2 (2.42 sq mi) [1]
Population 250 [1] 2001 Census
303 (2011 Census)[2]
• Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ247114
• London 42 miles (68 km) N
Civil parish
  • Fulking
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HENFIELD
Postcode district BN5
Dialling code 01273
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website http://www.fulkingvillage.co.uk/
List of places
West SussexCoordinates: 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]


  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


External links[edit]

Media related to Fulking at Wikimedia Commons