Poynings from the South Downs
|Area||6.66 km2 (2.57 sq mi) |
|Population||287  2001 Census|
432 (2011 Census)
|• Density||43/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||42 miles (68 km) N|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Poynings (// or locally //) is a village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England. The village 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.
There is an Anglican parish church dedicated the Holy Trinity and a public house, the Royal Oak. In the village opposite Holy Trinity Church there is a small sheltered memorial called Cora's Corner, which pays tribute to a former resident of Poynings; two benches in the shelter, Judy's Seat and Merrilee's Seat, are tributes to Cora's two daughters. The road linking Cora's Corner to the Royal Oak is called Cora's Walk.
- "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2009.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
- "Parishes: Poynings". British Histories Online. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
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