Sidlesham is a small village and civil parish, on the Manhood Peninsula, five kilometres (3 miles) south of Chichester in the Chichester District of West Sussex, England. It has a small primary school. The area has had a prebendary since medieval times. The 13th-century church of St Mary Our Lady is built of stone rubble, not the usual flint of the area.
Sidlesham Primary School
|Area||17.53 km2 (6.77 sq mi) |
|Population||1,171. 2011 Census|
|• Density||65/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||57 miles (92 km) NNE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
The parish has a land area of 1753 hectares (4330 acres). In the 2001 census 1139 people lived in 448 households, of whom 579 were economically active. At the 2011 Census the population had increased to 1,171.
The parish has fertile soils on the flat Chichester plain and there are a large number of glasshouses around the village.
Sport and leisureEdit
The first definite mention of cricket in Sussex relates to ecclesiastical court records in 1611 which state that two parishioners of Sidlesham failed to attend church on Easter Sunday because they were playing cricket. They were fined 12d each and made to do penance.
The Site of Special Scientific Interest known as Pagham Harbour falls partly within the parish. The harbour and surrounding land is of national importance for both flora and fauna. The shingle spit is also of geological interest.
- "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2009.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
- Parish boundaries
- Local Primary School
- History of Prebendate
- The Buildings of West Sussex Pevsner,N/Nairn,I.(Sussex (1965,Middlesex, Penguin p 356) ISBN 0-14-071028-0
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 16 October 2015.
- "SSSI Citation — Pagham Harbour" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 4 April 2009.