Oving, West Sussex

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Oving
St Andrew's Church, Oving (NHLE Code 1232757).JPG
St Andrew's Church
Oving is located in West Sussex
Oving
Oving
Oving shown within West Sussex
Area 13.96 km2 (5.39 sq mi) [1]
Population 1,051. 2011 Census
• Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU900050
• London 53 miles (85 km) NNE
Civil parish
  • Oving
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHICHESTER
Postcode district PO20
Dialling code 01243
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website http://www.ovingcommunity.org.uk/
List of places
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50°50′14″N 0°43′15″W / 50.83719°N 0.72093°W / 50.83719; -0.72093Coordinates: 50°50′14″N 0°43′15″W / 50.83719°N 0.72093°W / 50.83719; -0.72093

Oving is a civil parish in West Sussex, lying on the coastal plain immediately to the east of Chichester. It is bounded on the north and west sides by the A27 trunk road. The A259 Chichester-Bognor road traverses the southern part of the parish.

The parish had a population of 1022 in the 2001 UK Census, increasing to 1,051 at the 2011 census.[2] Half the population lives in Oving village, the rest in the smaller settlements of Shopwhyke, Drayton, Merston and Colworth. The parishes of Oving and North Mundham are combined to form the North Mundham electoral ward of Chichester District Council.[3]

The landscape is flat and is given over mainly to agriculture with some growing of salad crops close to the A259. The landscape of the western part of the parish at Drayton and Shopwhyke has been affected by gravel extraction, which has left a number of lakes that are inaccessible to the public.

Oving village is known for the Gribble Inn, a popular country pub with a real ale brewery attached. This is the origin of the ale, Fursty Ferret, now owned by Hall and Woodhouse. The other prominent public building is St Andrew's parish church, which dates from the 13th century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 9 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "North Mundham Ward". Chichester District Council. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 

External links[edit]

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