Woodmancote, West Sussex

Woodmancote is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. The village is 1 mile (1.5 km) southeast of Henfield on the A281 road. It should not be confused with the other West Sussex village of Woodmancote near Chichester.

St Peter's church, Woodmancote.JPG
Church of St. Peter
Woodmancote is located in West Sussex
Location within West Sussex
Area8.49 km2 (3.28 sq mi) [1]
Population478 [1] 2001 Census
543 (2011 Census)[2]
• Density56/km2 (150/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ235147
• London41 miles (66 km) N
Civil parish
  • Woodmancote
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBN5
Dialling code01273
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
West Sussex
50°55′07″N 0°14′40″W / 50.91872°N 0.24441°W / 50.91872; -0.24441Coordinates: 50°55′07″N 0°14′40″W / 50.91872°N 0.24441°W / 50.91872; -0.24441

This scattered community has no village centre. The parish includes the hamlet of Blackstone. The Anglican parish church, St Peter's, which stands alone beside the A281 road, dates to the thirteenth century, and was largely rebuilt in 1868. Close to the church is Woodmancote Place, a large house used as a country club. There is also a parish hall.

Woodmancote is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Odemancote". Two of the Lewes martyrs, burnt at the stake in the Marian Persecutions of 1556, Thomas Harland and John Oswald, came from Woodmancote.[3]

The parish has a land area of 849 hectares (2096 acres). In the 2001 census 478 people lived in 189 households, of whom 248 were economically active. At the 2011 Census the population was 543.[2]


  1. ^ a b "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. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  3. ^ "The Lewes Martyrs' Memorial". Sussex Agricultural Express (7031). 11 May 1901. p. 7. Retrieved 15 February 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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