The yacht club, 2006
Goring-by-Sea shown within West Sussex
|Population||7,990 (2011. Goring Ward)|
|OS grid reference|
|Shire county||West Sussex|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||BN12 0|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Worthing West|
It is thought that the place name Goring may mean either 'Gāra's people', or 'people of the wedge-shaped strip of land'. Usually known as "Goring", the "by-Sea" suffix has been added to differentiate it from the village of Goring-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.
The English Martyrs Catholic Church, dedicated to the English-Catholic Martyrs, has a copy of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Gary Bevans. St Mary's, the Anglican parish church, was originally built c. 1100 CE as the Church of Our Blessed Ladye of Gorynge and was rebuilt in 1837 by Decimus Burton.
Goring is served by Goring-by-Sea railway station and is thought to have been the inspiration for the name of the character Lord Goring in Oscar Wilde's play An Ideal Husband. Oscar Wilde stayed in a cottage in Goring in the summer of 1893, and in "De Profundis" mentions Goring as a place where he stayed with Lord Alfred Douglas alongside with Torquay, London and Florence.
- "Worthing Ward population". Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Glover, Judith (1997), Sussex Place-Names: Their Origins and Meanings Countryside Books ISBN 978-1-85306-484-5
- THE SISTINE CHAPEL CEILING REPRODUCTION
- Churches in Goring-by-Sea
Media related to Goring-by-Sea at Wikimedia Commons
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