Stoughton, West Sussex

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Stoughton from the church.JPG
Stoughton seen from the churchyard
Stoughton is located in West Sussex
 Stoughton shown within West Sussex
Area  28.97 km2 (11.19 sq mi) [1]
Population 659. 2011 Census[2]
   – density  22/km2 (57/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU802114
   – London  53 miles (85 km) NE 
Civil parish Stoughton
District Chichester
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Rowlands Castle
Postcode district PO9 6E
Dialling code 023
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Chichester
List of places
West Sussex

Coordinates: 50°53′49″N 0°51′39″W / 50.89697°N 0.8608°W / 50.89697; -0.8608

Stoughton is a village and civil parish in the District of Chichester in West Sussex, England located nine kilometres (5.5 miles) north west of Chichester east of the B2146 road, on a lane leading to East Marden. The parish has a land area of 2987 hectares (7156 acres). In the 2001 census 631 people lived in 255 households, of whom 286 were economically active.[1] The parish is crossed from west to east by the Monarch's Way long distance footpath, which passes through the villages of Stoughton and Walderton. There is one pub, The Hare and Hounds.

Famous 19th-century cricketer George Brown was born in the village.

The parish church[edit]

St. Mary's church

The church, standing on a hillside overlooking the village, is of late Saxon or early Norman origin.[3] Built around 1050, the church was restored around 1850. The Trinity Episcopal Church of Stoughton Massachusetts, USA received a stone from the ribbing in the old churches chancel area as a gift in 1935, presented to then Rector Marshall. It was placed in the floor of the pulpit.[citation needed]


Kingley Vale lies on the border of the parish which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a national nature reserve. It is noted for its Yew woodlands.[4] The site is also known for its archaeological interest including the Bronze Age barrow cemetery known as the Devil's Humps, Bronze Age and Roman earthworks, cross dykes, a camp and a field system.

War Memorial[edit]

Memorial to Bolesiaw Wiasnowolski V.M., K.W.

There is a poignant memorial to Pilot Officer Bolesław Własnowolski V.M., K.W., by the side of the path to Kingley Vale, next to the field where his Hurricane crashed in November 1940.[5]


External links[edit]

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