Stedham

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Stedham
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Stedham is located in West Sussex
Stedham
Stedham
Location within West Sussex
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District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMidhurst
Postcode districtGU29 0
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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 in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England.

Overview[edit]

It lies within the civil parish of Stedham with Iping where the 2011 Census population is included, on the A272 road 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Midhurst.

Stedham's watermill at the north end of the village was used for manufacturing blotting paper.[1] The village has a garden centre, social club and one pub called The Hamilton Arms, which acts as a Thai restaurant.[2][3] The village shop closed in 1991.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. At the 2011 Census the ward had a population of 2,114.[4]

Church[edit]

St James’ Church is situated 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.[5] The upper parts of the church are dated c. 1673. The church is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The churchyard contains a yew tree which is thought to be over 2500 years old.

Schools[edit]

Stedham Primary School[6] is the main primary school serving the village. 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,[7][8] The school admits pupils from South London.[9]

Polo[edit]

The late media tycoon Kerry Packer caused controversy in the late 1980s when he bought many acres of agricultural land at Stedham and converted it into a polo centre.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stedham, West Sussex, Iping, West Sussex, England, UK". www.gravelroots.net. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  2. ^ "The Hamilton Arms". thehamiltonarms.co.uk. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Welcome to Stedham Primary School". www.stedham.w-sussex.sch.uk. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  5. ^ "St James Church, Stedham - A Church Near You". www.achurchnearyou.com. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Google". www.google.co.uk. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  7. ^ Sawer, Patrick; Hope, Christopher (9 November 2014). "A boarding school education in the country". The Telegraph.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Boarding school 'to open next month'". 29 September 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  10. ^ John Bingham, James Packer’s £20m polo plan opens old wounds in the countryside, The Telegraph, 22 October 2009