Parham, West Sussex
St. Peter's parish church
Parham shown within West Sussex
|Area||15.86 km2 (6.12 sq mi) |
|Population||214 (2001 Census)|
|- Density||13 /km2 (34 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||43 miles (69 km) NNE|
|Shire county||West Sussex|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Arundel and South Downs|
Parham is a civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. There was a village of Parham, around the parish church but its few houses having been destroyed in the early 19th century to create the modern landscaped park and gardens. The parish now consists of Parham Park and the farms and smaller settlements around it. The village is between Wiggonholt and Cootham, about 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Pulborough on the A283 road.
The Church of England parish church of Saint Peter has a blocked two-bay arcade in the north wall of the nave that shows there used to be a north aisle. The lower part of the bell-tower is Perpendicular Gothic and the south chapel remains as it was built in 1545, but the remainder of the building was remodelled in the Georgian Gothick fashion in about 1820. The font is a rare lead one from the middle of the 14th century, repeatedly inscribed with the legend IHS Nazar and the arms of Sir Andrew Peverel, who was a Knight of the Shire in 1351.
Pulborough Brooks, a nature reserve in the north of the parish is also an SSSI. It is beside the River Arun which floods in winter, providing a rich habitat for wading birds, ducks and geese. Part of the area is a RSPB reserve.
- "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
- Nairn & Pevsner, 1965, page 292
- Nairn & Pevsner, 1965, page 290
- Nairn & Pevsner, 1965, pages 290–291
- SSSI Citation — Parham Park (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 4 April 2009.
- SSSI Citation — Pulborough Brooks (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 4 April 2009.
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