Rogate

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Rogate
A272 in centre of Rogate - geograph.org.uk - 786534.jpg
Rogate is located in West Sussex
Rogate
Rogate
 Rogate shown within West Sussex
Area  23.17 km2 (8.95 sq mi) [1]
Population 1,513 [1] 2001 Census
   – density  65/km2 (170/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU807238
   – London  47 miles (76 km) NE 
Civil parish Rogate
District Chichester
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PETERSFIELD
Postcode district GU31
Dialling code 01730
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Chichester
Website http://rogatevillage.co.uk/
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Coordinates: 51°00′29″N 0°51′02″W / 51.00809°N 0.85068°W / 51.00809; -0.85068

Rogate is a village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England in the Western Rother valley. The village is on the A272 road 5.6 miles (9.0 km) west of Midhurst and 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Petersfield, Hampshire. The civil parish includes the villages of Rogate and Rake and the hamlets of Haben, Fyning, Hill Brow, Langley, Durford, Wenham, Durleighmarsh and Terwick Common.

Rogate village centre showing general store/Post Office, St Bartholomew's and the White Horse in the background

History[edit]

Rogate is not mentioned by name in the Domesday Survey, but was assumed to be part of Harting Manor. It was in the Hundred of Dumpford, and Chichester rape, diocese and archdeaconery. It was in the Midhurst union, county court district and rural deanery. During the reign of Edward III (1327-1377) it was held by Ralph de Camois who was granted a charter for a fair.[2]

Until the passing of the Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844 part of Rogate was an exclave of Hampshire.[citation needed]

In 1867 the population of Rogate parish was 990, and the area was 4,873 acres (19.72 km2). An annual fair was held on 27 September.[2]

In the 2001 census the civil parish covered 5,721 acres (23.15 km2) and had 623 households with a total population of 1,513. 716 residents were economically active.[1]

Amenities[edit]

Worship[edit]

The parish has Church of England churches in both Rogate and Rake villages. Rogate's church is dedicated to St Bartholomew and parish registers date from 1558.[2]

The ancient parish of Terwick is included in Rogate and the northern part of the parish is in the ecclesiastical parish of Milland.

Education[edit]

There are primary schools in both Rogate and Rake. In 2008 Rogate School was the subject of a successful, highly publicised campaign to overturn a council recommendation to close the school. In February 2011 the school was judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted[3] and is a popular small village school with excellent facilities, including a two-acre (0.8 ha) playing field.

Community centres[edit]

Both Rogate and Rake have village halls.[4][5]

Pubs[edit]

The only pub in Rogate village is the White Horse, following the closure of the Wyndham Arms. The Jolly Drover at Hill Brow and the The Flying Bull at Rake on the old London to Portsmouth road lie just within the parish and county boundary, which runs through the middle of The Flying Bull pub. In 2011 the Sun Inn closed and in 2012 planning permission was granted for conversion to two houses for residential use.[6] Rake had another pub, now closed: The Red Lion, opposite The Flying Bull on the London Road, which was the scene of a murder in 1748.[7]

Farm[edit]

Durleighmarsh farm and farm shop are noted for asparagus, strawberries, runner beans and squash. [8] [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Post office Directory. Kelly. 1867. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Ofsted Report
  4. ^ "Chichester District Council - Rogate village hall". Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Chichester District Council - Rake village hall". Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "South Downs National Park Authority: Planning". Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Platt, Richard. Smugglers' Britain. The History Press. ISBN 9780752463599. 
  8. ^ "Meet Alison Grange from Durleighmarsh Farm". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Durleighmarsh Farm Shop". Chichester District Council. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 

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