High Salvington

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High Salvington
Durrington mill.jpg
High Salvington windmill
High Salvington is located in West Sussex
High Salvington
High Salvington
Location within West Sussex
OS grid referenceTQ122066
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBN13
Dialling code01903
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West Sussex
50°50′56″N 0°24′23″W / 50.84894°N 0.40641°W / 50.84894; -0.40641Coordinates: 50°50′56″N 0°24′23″W / 50.84894°N 0.40641°W / 50.84894; -0.40641

High Salvington is a neighbourhood of the borough of Worthing in West Sussex, England. It is centred 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northwest of the town centre and is north of the A27.



At the top of West Hill in High Salvington are remains of Neolithic huts, possibly used by Neolithic flint miners. High Salvington may have one of only a few flint mines in Britain, however since the fields containing the possible mines were disturbed by plough use this cannot be made definite.[1]

Development and preservation of the South Downs[edit]

At High Salvington after 1923, despite the protests of preservationists, many large detached houses of various styles spread almost to the top of Salvington Hill.[2] Housing in the locality reaches higher up the South Downs than anywhere else in Worthing, reaching the 120 metre contour. Many old trees and banks were retained, especially in Salvington Hill.[3]

Unlike Salvington to the south, High Salvington was part of the parish of Durrington until it became part of the borough of Worthing in 1929.[4]


High Salvington is on the sea-facing upper slopes of the South Downs north of Salvington and Worthing, and is separated from Findon Valley by The Gallops, a public parkland.


The main landmark is High Salvington windmill, which has been restored to a working condition over the last 30 years. The windmill is open every first and third Sunday afternoon during the months April to September, for the public to view.



The neighbourhood has a shop, The Village Shop which includes a bakery, post office and general store.


  • St Peter's Church, Anglican, was built in 1928 is largely made of corrugated iron and glass.[5]
  • St Michael's Catholic Church, which moved to its present location from Durrington in 1966.[6]


Together with Findon Valley, High Salvington is part of the Cissbury electoral division of West Sussex.

Sport and recreation[edit]

Salvington, along with High Salvington shares its amateur football team, Salvington Football Club. Founded in 2009 by Phil Heckels, Darren Cooper and Nev Galvin, they compete in the Worthing & Horsham District Sunday League. The adult men's team won the 4th Division undefeated in their debut season. They play their home games at The Rotary, Hillbarn. Their badge pays recognition to the hillside settlement's landmark windmill.

Notable inhabitants[edit]

The actress Nancy Price lived in a cottage, 'Arcana', in Heather Lane.[7]


  1. ^ "Neolithic Flint Mines in Sussex" Archived 2013-02-12 at the Wayback Machine Introductory article to early European mining. Bournemouth University. Retrieved 2013-01-01
  2. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18223
  3. ^ T P Hudson (Editor), A P Baggs, C R J Currie, C R Elrington, S M Keeling, A M Rowland (1980). "Worthing: Growth of the town". A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 1: Bramber Rape (Southern Part). Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 10 May 2014.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Durrington Facts and Figures A Vision of Britain (a public resource University of Portsmouth and a JSC academic statistics website).
  5. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18220
  6. ^ Elleray, D. Robert (1998). A Millennium Encyclopaedia of Worthing History. Worthing: Optimus Books. ISBN 0-9533132-0-4.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 October 2006. Retrieved 5 April 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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