|Area||7.66 km2 (2.96 sq mi)|
|Population||120 (Civil Parish.2011)|
|• Density||16/km2 (41/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||48 miles (77 km) NNE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Madehurst is a small village and civil parish in the Arun District of West Sussex, England on the south slopes of the South Downs in the South Downs National Park. It is three miles (5 km) north-west of Arundel, to the west of the A29 road. The village of Madehurst is in two well-wooded valleys, listed in park guides.
Many of the few inhabitants are farmers, retired or commute as far afield as London, Portsmouth or Brighton.
The parish church
For its population, the village has a notable Cricket Club. A new pavilion was completed in 2011 which features luxury showers. The view from near Dale Park Farm over New Barn Farm towards Parletts Farm is elevated stretching for tens of miles and open to public visits. A listed walk and marked path is to the local summit at Bignor Post: this starts from Chichester Lodge (on the A29) in the south-west, proceeds through The Drove, New Barn and Parletts farms and finishes at Stammers Wood in the north-west. Other paths scale the local slopes, including The Denture along part of the northern boundary which nearby joins the Monarch's Way through the hills. The parish aside from its aged cluster has been kept mostly undeveloped; before the creation of the National Park, consistently new buildings, residential or commercial, have proven to be against applicable planning policies since the 1950s.
- Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 10 May 2014
- GENUK Archived 2007-11-30 at the Wayback Machine
- Huon Mallalieu, ‘Forster , (Emma Judith) Mary (1853–1885)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 31 Jan 2015
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