Lavant, West Sussex

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East Lavant St Mary.jpg
Church of St. Mary
Lavant is located in West Sussex
Lavant shown within West Sussex
Area 16.53 km2 (6.38 sq mi) [1]
Population 1,656. 2011 Census[2]
• Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU857087
• London 52 miles (84 km) NNE
Civil parish
  • Lavant
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PO18
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website [1]
List of places
West Sussex
50°52′18″N 0°46′56″W / 50.87162°N 0.78236°W / 50.87162; -0.78236Coordinates: 50°52′18″N 0°46′56″W / 50.87162°N 0.78236°W / 50.87162; -0.78236

Lavant is a civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England, 2.2 miles (3.5 km) north of Chichester. It includes three villages: Mid Lavant, East Lavant and the much smaller West Lavant. It takes its name from the River Lavant which flows from East Dean to Chichester.

The A286 road between Chichester and Midhurst runs through the parish.

The villages were served by a station in Mid Lavant, on the railway line that ran between Chichester and Midhurst, but this closed in stages between 1931 and 1991.


Kingley Vale lies on the border of the parish; it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a national nature reserve and is noted for its yew woodlands.[3] Archaeological remains from the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman times have been identified.[4][5]


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward includes Westhampnett with a total ward population taken at the 2011 census of 2,365.[6]


Lavant is home to two sporting clubs, Lavant Football Club [7] and Lavant Cricket Club.[8]

Notable people[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. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "SSSI Citation — Kingley Vale" (PDF). Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Down, Alec (1979). "Gazeteer of Sites and Finds". Chichester Excavations. Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd. Volume 4: pp. 36–7. ISBN 0-85033-344-X. 
  5. ^ Boyden, J. R. (1956). "Excavations at Goosehill Camp, 1953-5". Sussex Archaeological Collection. 94: 70–99. 
  6. ^ "Ward population 2011". Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Lavant Football Club". Club Website. Retrieved 2018-06-10. 
  8. ^ "Lavant Cricket Club". Archived from the original on 2018-06-09. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  9. ^ "Player profile: William Humphry". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2012. (Subscription required (help)).