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St. James Church, Selham
Selham is located in West Sussex
Location within West Sussex
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50°58′41″N 0°40′22″W / 50.97805°N 0.67271°W / 50.97805; -0.67271Coordinates: 50°58′41″N 0°40′22″W / 50.97805°N 0.67271°W / 50.97805; -0.67271

Selham is a small village in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies south of the A272 road 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Midhurst. It is in the civil parish of Lodsworth.

Selham contains The Three Moles, one of the smallest pubs in Sussex along with the church of St James which is largely 11th century having never undergone any major rebuilding. There is also the remains of Lodsworth Castle, a large 13th Century motte near Selham at Lodsbridge beside the River Rother. Lodsbridge was a wharf on the Rother Navigation waterway. There was formerly a railway station on the Pulborough to Petersfield, Hampshire line. Selham Railway Station is now a private house.

From 1922-27 Frank Buttle was rector of Selham with South Ambersham.[1]

In February 2010, James Packer won approval from Chichester District Council for a 327-acre polo complex to be built at Manor Farm on land owned by Lord Cowdray, not far from Great House Farm, the 38-hectare polo complex at Stedham, owned by his father Kerry Packer during the 1980s.[2] Packer withdrew after the 2012 season, with the facilities being taken over by Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.[3]


  1. ^ "Buttle: History". Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Packer polo plans revival attempt". Lynn News. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  3. ^ Sherwood, Bob (15 June 2013). "James Packer packs up in England after rain-sodden season". Polo. Retrieved 16 September 2015.

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