Washington, West Sussex

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St Mary's Church
Washington is located in West Sussex
 Washington shown within West Sussex
Area  12.76 km2 (4.93 sq mi) [1]
Population 1,930 [1] 2001 Census
   – density  151/km2 (390/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ121127
   – London  43 miles (69 km) NNE 
Civil parish Washington
District Horsham
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district RH20
Dialling code 01903
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Arundel and South Downs
Website http://www.wpc.org.uk/
List of places
West Sussex

Coordinates: 50°54′11″N 0°24′23″W / 50.90298°N 0.40634°W / 50.90298; -0.40634Washington is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It is located five miles (8 km) west of Steyning and three miles (4.8 km) east of Storrington on the A24 between Horsham and Worthing. The parish covers an area of 1,276 hectares (3,150 acres). In the 2001 census 1,930 people lived in 703 households, of whom 820 were economically active.

The village lies at the foot of the South Downs escarpment. The Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Mary. There is one pub, the Frankland Arms, a primary school and a village hall with an adjoining sports field. The hamlet named Rock lies to the north of the A283 road.


Chanctonbury Ring, a hill fort based ring of trees atop Chanctonbury Hill on the South Downs, lies on the border of the parish and the neighbouring parish of Wiston. Chanctonbury Hill is a Site of Special Scientific Interest as an uncommon woodland type on a chalk escarpment, providing habitat for many species including the protected Great Crested Newt.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "SSSI Citation — Chanctonbury Hill" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Randel, Don Michael (1996). The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music. Harvard University Press. p. 407. ISBN 978-0-674-37299-3. 

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