Stoughton, West Sussex
Stoughton seen from the churchyard
|Area||28.97 km2 (11.19 sq mi) |
|Population||659. 2011 Census|
|• Density||22/km2 (57/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||53 miles (85 km) NE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Rowlands Castle|
|Postcode district||PO9 6E|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Stoughton is a village and civil parish in the District of Chichester in West Sussex, England located nine kilometres (5.6 miles) north west of Chichester east of the B2146 road, on a lane leading to East Marden. The parish has a land area of 2,987 hectares (7,380 acres). In the 2001 census 631 people lived in 255 households, of whom 286 were economically active. At the 2011 Census the population including Walderton had increased to 659. 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.
The parish church
The church, standing on a hillside overlooking the village, is of late Saxon or early Norman origin. 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 church's chancel area as a gift in 1935, presented to then Rector Marshall. It was placed in the floor of the pulpit. The restoration of some of its outer walls was at the behest of Elizabeth Killick, a naval engineer who was the first woman to become a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
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. 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.
- "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2009.
- "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
- The corpus of Romanesque sculpture[permanent dead link]
- "Elizabeth Killick obituary". The Times. 3 August 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
- "SSSI Citation — Kingley Vale" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 4 April 2009. Cite journal requires
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