Stedham

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Stedham
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Stedham is located in West Sussex
Stedham
Stedham
Location within West Sussex
OS grid referenceSU861221
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMidhurst
Postcode districtGU29
Dialling code01730
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
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EU ParliamentSouth East England
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UK
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West Sussex
50°59′33″N 0°46′24″W / 50.99253°N 0.77336°W / 50.99253; -0.77336Coordinates: 50°59′33″N 0°46′24″W / 50.99253°N 0.77336°W / 50.99253; -0.77336

Stedham is a village and parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England, on the A272 road 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Midhurst.

The village has a garden centre, social club and a pub, The Hamilton Arms, which has a Thai restaurant. The village shop closed in 1991.[1]

Governance[edit]

It lies within the civil parish of Stedham with Iping where the 2011 Census population is included. An electoral ward in the same name exists. At the 2011 Census the ward had a population of 2,114.[2]

Parish history[edit]

Church[edit]

The parish church of St James is at the north end of the village just above the River Rother. The original church was built c. 1040, however not much of this is left. The upper parts of the church are dated c. 1673. The churchyard contains a yew tree which is thought to be over 2,500 years old.[3][4]

Domesday Book[edit]

The parish (then called Stedeham) was listed in the Domesday Book (1086), in the ancient hundred of Easebourne, as a large settlement having 49 households: 23 villagers, 16 smallholders and 10 slaves. Resources included ploughing land, meadows, woodland, three mills and the church.[5]

19th century[edit]

In 1861, the parish extended to 2,249 acres (910 ha) and the population was 530.[6]

Stedham's watermill at the north end of the village was used for manufacturing blotting paper.[1]

Education[edit]

Stedham Primary School[7] is the main primary school serving the village.[8] In 2014 Durand Academy in Stockwell, South London opened a boarding school for its senior pupils at the site of the former St Cuthman's School in Stedham,[9][10] The school admits pupils from South London.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stedham, West Sussex, Iping, West Sussex, England, UK". www.gravelroots.net. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  3. ^ "St James Church, Stedham - A Church Near You". Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  4. ^ "The Parish Church of St James, Stedham". Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Open Domesday: Stedham". Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  6. ^ "GENUKI: Stedham". Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Google". www.google.co.uk. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Welcome to Stedham Primary School". www.stedham.w-sussex.sch.uk. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  9. ^ Sawer, Patrick; Hope, Christopher (9 November 2014). "A boarding school education in the country". The Telegraph.
  10. ^ Fiona Millar (1 December 2015). "'State sector Eton' for inner-city boarders fails to live up to the hype". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Boarding school 'to open next month'". 29 September 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.

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