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Poynings, West Sussex, England - May 2010.jpg
Poynings from the South Downs
Poynings is located in West Sussex
 Poynings shown within West Sussex
Area  6.66 km2 (2.57 sq mi) [1]
Population 287 [1] 2001 Census
432 (2011 Census)[2]
   – density  43/km2 (110/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ264120
   – London  42 miles (68 km) N 
Civil parish Poynings
District Mid Sussex
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRIGHTON
Postcode district BN45
Dialling code 01273
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Arundel and South Downs
Website http://www.poynings.net/
List of places
West Sussex

Coordinates: 50°53′40″N 0°12′13″W / 50.89443°N 0.20351°W / 50.89443; -0.20351

Poynings (/ˈpɔːəniŋs/ or local /ˈpʌniŋs/)[3] is a village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England. It is located on the north side of the South Downs near Devil's Dyke, five miles (8 km) north-west of Brighton. The civil parish covers an area of 665.5 hectares (1,644 acres) and has a population of 287 (2001 census), including Newtimber and increasing to 432 at the 2011 Census.[2]

There is an Anglican parish church dedicated the Holy Trinity and a typical country pub, the Royal Oak. Down the road from the Royal Oak, there is a small sheltered memorial called Cora's Corner, which pays tribute to a former resident of Poynings. Two benches reside within this shelter opposite the Trinity Church, Judy's Seat and Merrilee's Seat, tributes to Cora's two daughters. The road linking Cora's Corner to the Royal Oak public house is fittingly called Cora's Walk.

See also[edit]

List of Stewards of the Manor of Poynings


  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Parishes: Poynings". British Histories Online. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 

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