|Area||9.88 km2 (3.81 sq mi)|
|Population||5,941 (Civil Parish.2011)|
|• Density||601/km2 (1,560/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||57 miles (92 km) NNE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||BOGNOR REGIS|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
Pagham is a semi-rural, semi-urban coastal village and civil parish in the Arun district of West Sussex, England, with a population of around 6,100. It lies about two miles to the west of Bognor Regis.
The village can be divided into three contiguous neighbourhoods (merging seamlessly as one clustered village):
- Pagham Beach, coastal area, developed in the early 20th century,
- Pagham, the original 13th-century village
- Nyetimber, originally a separate village but has now been subsumed as part of a Local Authority rationalisation and the growth of the area.
Buildings and facilities
Many of the original Pagham Beach dwellings are bungalows constructed from old railway carriages - most of these have been later rebuilt using sturdier construction methods.
Pagham is home to ale and beer pubs 'The Lamb', 'The Lion' and 'The Bear' as well as the 'Inglenook Hotel'.
The Site of Special Scientific Interest known as Pagham Harbour is to the southwest; almost one quarter of the area falls within the parish. The harbour and surrounding land is of national importance for both flora and fauna. The shingle spit is of geological interest.
Sport and leisure
Pagham has a Non-League football club Pagham F.C. who play at Nyetimber Lane. The village has a cricket team, who play at the cricket ground at Nyetimber Lane. Sussex County Cricket Club played two first-class matches there in the 1970s. Pagham is the home of the Pagham Pram Race which is the oldest pram race in the world. The race is run on Boxing day every year at 11am whatever the weather. Thousands of people line the streets of Pagham to watch the wacky contestants navigate the 3 mile course, drinking 3 pints of beer en route. All the money raised by the Pram Race is distributed to local good causes.
James Biden, Joe Biden's paternal fourth great-grandfather was christened at the church of St Thomas à Becket in Pagham, on November 15th 1767. He was the son of Richard Biden, Biden's paternal fifth great-grandfather, and his wife Susan. The parish register notes that they were from Wymering where Richard appears to have been buried in 1808.
- Crabb v Arun District Council , a leading property and easements case which concerned a seller's assurance, in this case, of access from a public highway to neighbouring land in Pagham.
- Nyetimber Mill
- Nyetimber (electoral division)
- Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 10 May 2014
- "Pagham and Rose Green ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 October 2015.
- "SSSI Citation — Pagham Harbour" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 4 April 2009. Cite journal requires
- "Ground profile: Pagham Cricket Club Ground". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- "Pagham Parish Register". FreeReg. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
- "Wymering Parish Register". FreeReg. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
- EWCA Civ 7
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