Kingston by Ferring
West Kingston Beach
|Kingston shown within West Sussex|
|Area||1.72 km2 (0.66 sq mi) |
|Population||625 (Civil Parish.2011)|
|• Density||363/km2 (940/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||50 miles (80 km) NNE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Kingston by Ferring, usually known simply as Kingston, is a small civil parish in the Arun District of West Sussex, England. It is mixed between a farmed rural interior and the three neighbourhoods of East Kingston, West Kingston and Kingston Gorse and is between Ferring and East Preston civil parishes.
Geography and economy
It is three miles (5 km) to the west of Worthing and is among the most sparely populated areas in the Brighton/Worthing/Littlehampton conurbation; there is road access from East Preston and Angmering-on-Sea but not from Ferring to the east. A generally pedestrianised seafront connects the parish to Littlehampton and to Worthing.
Kingston Gorse is a directly seaside neighbourhood south of East Kingston farm, centred 3.4 miles (5.6 km) east of Littlehampton.
Kingston has been devoid of major crime reported widely since at least the early 19th century, save that a family cornfield in the parish is where murder victim Sarah Payne happened to be playing with family but abducted on 1 July 2000. Her body was found 15 miles (24 km) away at Pulborough two weeks later. Littlehampton resident Roy Whiting, a convicted child abuser, was later sentenced to life imprisonment for her murder.
- "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 1 April 2009.
- Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 10 May 2014
- Sussex Churches historical records
- Sussex History; what is known of the chapel's fate
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