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Heyshott Green
Heyshott is located in West Sussex
Location within West Sussex
Area9.38 km2 (3.62 sq mi) [1]
Population270. 2011 Census[2]
• Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSU897181
• London46 miles (74 km) NE
Civil parish
  • Heyshott
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtGU29
Dialling code01730
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
West Sussex
50°57′20″N 0°43′26″W / 50.95563°N 0.72392°W / 50.95563; -0.72392Coordinates: 50°57′20″N 0°43′26″W / 50.95563°N 0.72392°W / 50.95563; -0.72392

Heyshott is a village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It is approximately three miles south of Midhurst. Like many villages it has lost its shop but still has one pub, the Unicorn Inn. The hamlet of Hoyle is to the northeast of the village.

In the 2001 census the parish covered 938 hectares (2316 acres) and had 131 households with a total population of 309 of whom 137 residents were economically active. The 2011 Census population was 270.[2]

St James's Church

The Anglican parish church is dedicated to St James the Great. Bishop Morris Maddocks is buried at the local church, alongside his wife Anne.

It is well known locally for its Bonfire and Firework display, which is held on a Saturday evening close to 5 November, from 7pm.

It also gives its name to the nearby site, "Heyshott Down Nature Reserve" - which is found just to the south of the village. The reserve is an SSSI (site of special scientific interest) containing neolithic and Bronze Age earthworks on a chalk grassland.[3] The reserve offers a view over the village and a large portion of the south-western Weald.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Civil Parish 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  3. ^ "National Trails". Retrieved 12 October 2017.

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