|Area||9.38 km2 (3.62 sq mi) |
|Population||270. 2011 Census|
|• Density||33/km2 (85/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||46 miles (74 km) NE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
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.
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. The reserve offers a view over the village and a large portion of the south-western Weald.
- Richard Cobden (1804-1865), English manufacturer, politician and trade activist
- General Frank Messervy (1893-1973), general in the British Army in WW2
- H. J. R. Murray (1868-1955), English educationalist and chess historian
- Philip Noel-Baker (1889-1982), diplomat, academic, campaigner and Olympian
- Trevor Eve (born 1951), English actor
- "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.
- "Civil Parish 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "National Trails". Retrieved 12 October 2017.
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- St James's Church
- Heyshott Down nature Reserve[permanent dead link]
- Historical information on GENUKI