Wiston, West Sussex

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Wiston
Wiston House buildings.jpg
Buildings on the estate of Wiston House
Wiston is located in West Sussex
Wiston
Wiston
Wiston shown within West Sussex
Area13.60 km2 (5.25 sq mi) [1]
Population221 [1] 2001 Census
• Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ143142
• London42 miles (68 km) NNE
Civil parish
  • Wiston
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSTEYNING
Postcode districtBN44
Dialling code01903
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50°54′58″N 0°22′26″W / 50.91613°N 0.37401°W / 50.91613; -0.37401Coordinates: 50°54′58″N 0°22′26″W / 50.91613°N 0.37401°W / 50.91613; -0.37401

Wiston is a scattered village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It lies on the A283 road 2.8 miles (4.5 km) northwest of Steyning.

The parish covers an area of 1,360 hectares (3,400 acres). In the 2001 census 221 people lived in 86 households, of whom 120 were economically active.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

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 Washington. 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  2. ^ "SSSI Citation — Chanctonbury Hill" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 4 April 2009.