Stedham with Iping

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Stedham with Iping
Stedham Bridge.JPG
Stedham Bridge
Stedham with Iping is located in West Sussex
Stedham with Iping
Stedham with Iping
Stedham with Iping shown within West Sussex
Area 10.81 km2 (4.17 sq mi) [1]
Population 767. 2011 Census[2]
• Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU857225
• London 45 miles (72 km) NE
Civil parish
  • Stedham with Iping
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MIDHURST
Postcode district GU29 0
Dialling code 01730
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
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West Sussex
50°59′45″N 0°46′45″W / 50.99587°N 0.77917°W / 50.99587; -0.77917Coordinates: 50°59′45″N 0°46′45″W / 50.99587°N 0.77917°W / 50.99587; -0.77917

Stedham with Iping is a civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It is approximately two miles (3 km) west of Midhurst and comprises the two villages of Stedham and Iping. There are two churches in the parish: St James in Stedham and St Mary in Iping. Its watermill (now disused) was used for the production of blotting paper.


In the 2001 census the parish had an area of 11 km² (2,671 acres) and had 346 households with a total population of 814. 413 residents were economically active.[1] The population at the 2011 Census was 767.[2]

Famous former residents include Kerry Packer who maintained a polo team in the area for many years.[3]

The most famous literary connection is with one of the stories of H. G. Wells. "The Invisible Man" begins when the bandaged invisible man comes to Iping to rent a room. He eventually gets found out and has to fight the scared villagers to get away.


  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 18 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Office for National Statistics | Neighbourhood Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kerry Packer the Times obituary". The Times. London. 27 December 2005.