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Poynings, West Sussex, England - May 2010.jpg
Poynings from the South Downs
Poynings is located in West Sussex
Location within West Sussex
Area6.66 km2 (2.57 sq mi) [1]
Population287 [1] 2001 Census
432 (2011 Census)[2]
• Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ264120
• London42 miles (68 km) N
Civil parish
  • Poynings
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBN45
Dialling code01273
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
West Sussex
50°53′40″N 0°12′13″W / 50.89443°N 0.20351°W / 50.89443; -0.20351Coordinates: 50°53′40″N 0°12′13″W / 50.89443°N 0.20351°W / 50.89443; -0.20351

Poynings (/ˈpɔɪnɪŋz/ or locally /ˈpʌnɪŋz/)[3] 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.[2]

There is a public house, the Royal Oak.

Holy Trinity Church[edit]

Poynings church from south-west

Holy Trinity Church is Poynings’ parish church, located at the east end of the village, on The Street, at 50°53′38.6″N 0°12′11.5″W / 50.894056°N 0.203194°W / 50.894056; -0.203194.

The church is in the Church of England Diocese of Chichester, Archdeaconry of Horsham.

The church is a Grade I listed building, described in the National Heritage List for England as 'One of the finest village medieval churches in Sussex' (List Entry Number 1285135, first listed 28 October 1957).[4]

Cora's Corner[edit]

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.[citation needed] The road linking Cora's Corner to the Royal Oak is 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. 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.
  4. ^ Historic England. "The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity (1285135)". National Heritage List for England.

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