Wisborough Green

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Wisborough Green
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Parish church of St. Peter ad Vincula and pond
Wisborough Green is located in West Sussex
Wisborough Green
Wisborough Green
Location within West Sussex
Area17.57 km2 (6.78 sq mi) [1]
Population1,414 (2011, including Bedham)[2]
• Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ049259
• London37 miles (60 km) NNE
Civil parish
  • Wisborough Green
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBILLINGSHURST
Postcode districtRH14
Dialling code01403
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
WebsiteWisborough Green
List of places
UK
England
West Sussex
51°01′23″N 0°30′18″W / 51.023°N 0.505°W / 51.023; -0.505Coordinates: 51°01′23″N 0°30′18″W / 51.023°N 0.505°W / 51.023; -0.505

Wisborough Green is a village and civil parish in the north of the Chichester district of West Sussex, England, 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Billingshurst on the A272 road.

Newbridge, where the A272 crosses the River Arun 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the village, was the highest point of the Arun Navigation, and the southern end of the Wey and Arun Canal. Newbridge Wharf(e), beneath the bridge, was an important part of the local transport system in the nineteenth century, before which, in the parish much further south, Pallenham Quay or Wharf was the limit of most navigation.[3]

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward includes Kirdford and at the 2011 Census has a ward population of 2,477.[4]

Features[edit]

Around the large village green, used for playing cricket and football are two pubs, the Cricketers Arms and the Three Crowns, and a village shop. The cricket pavilion on the green doubles as a social club. In an outland neighbourhood of the parish, the others being Burdocks and Strood Green, Newpounds, is public house The Bat & Ball, near Fishers Farm, a farm adventure park.[5]

Since the late 19th century a primary school has served the parish. The older building was closed in 1996 and was converted into houses. Since then the whole school has been on the same site, opposite.

Statistics[edit]

New houses in Wisborough Green.

The parish covers a rather large 1756.9 hectares (4339.5 acres). The 2001 census recorded a population of 1,360 people (667 male and 693 female) living in 570 households, with an average of 2.93 people per house. Of 964 people aged 16–74, 621 were economically active.

Places of worship[edit]

The Church of England parish church of St. Peter ad Vincula (St Peter in Chains) is on higher ground near a small pond with pollarded willow trees. Its rare dedication in Britain is for the saint and Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. The current vicar is the Reverend Clive Jenkins.

The village has a Methodist church and independent, family church that meets in the village hall.

Notable residents[edit]

The actor and actress, husband and wife James Bolam and Susan Jameson, live in the village. Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour lives on a farm just outside the village.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  3. ^ P.A.L.Vine, London's Lost Route to the Sea, Redwood Books 1996
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  5. ^ Fishers Farm
  6. ^ "Former inmates appear on Pink Floyd star's new single". Theargus.co.uk. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Wisborough Green at Wikimedia Commons