Kingston by Ferring
Kingston shown within West Sussex
|Area||2.29 km2 (0.88 sq mi) |
|Population||702 2001 Census|
|- Density||307 /km2 (800 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||50 miles (80 km) NNE|
|Civil parish||Kingston by Ferring|
|Shire county||West Sussex|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Worthing West|
Kingston by Ferring, usually known simply as Kingston, is a small civil parish in the Arun District of West Sussex, England. It comprises the three settlements of East Kingston, West Kingston and Kingston Gorse and is located between Ferring and East Preston civil parishes, three miles (5 km) to the west of Worthing; there is road access from East Preston and Angmering-on-Sea but not from Ferring. The parish covers an area of 228.72ha and has a population of 702 persons (2001 census).
It should not be confused with Kingston-by-Sea (also known as Kingston Buccii) which is along the coast to the east.
Kingston Gorse is a hamlet within the parish which lies south of the A27 road 3.4 miles (5.6 km) east of Littlehampton. It is where murder victim Sarah Payne went missing from on 1 July 2000. Her body was found 15 miles (24 km) away at Pulborough two weeks later, and local resident Roy Whiting (already a convicted child abuser) was later sentenced to life imprisonment for her murder.
- "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 1 April 2009.
- Sussex Churches historical records
- Sussex History; what is known of the chapel's fate
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