Wiston, West Sussex

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Wiston House buildings.jpg
Buildings on the estate of Wiston House
Wiston is located in West Sussex
Wiston shown within West Sussex
Area 13.60 km2 (5.25 sq mi) [1]
Population 221 [1] 2001 Census
• Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ143142
• London 42 miles (68 km) NNE
Civil parish
  • Wiston
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STEYNING
Postcode district BN44
Dialling code 01903
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
West Sussex
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]


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]


  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.