Graffham


Graffham

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Graffham
latitude= 50.94989
longitude= -0.68077
population = 510 (2001)
shire_district= Chichester
shire_county = West Sussex
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Chichester
post_town= PETWORTH
postcode_district = GU28
postcode_area= GU
dial_code= 01798
os_grid_reference= SU927175

Graffham is a village and civil parish in West Sussex, England, situated on the northern flank of the South Downs. It comprises the village of Graffham and the hamlet of Selham. It forms part of the Bury Ward for the purposes of electing a Councillor to Chichester District Council.

In the 1861 census the parish covered 6.71 km² (1,658 acres) and had a population of 410. Selham was still a separate parish covering 4.22 km² (1,042 acres) with a population of 123.

In the 2001 census the parish covered 11.81 km² (2,917 acres) and had 229 households with a total population of 510 of whom 229 residents were economically active.

The village of Graffham contains two pubs "The Forester's Arms" and "The White Horse", a recreation ground, the anglican parish church of St Giles, which was largely rebuilt between 1874 and 1887, and a Primary School. Seaford College, an Independent school, is close by.

Notable residents include David Young, Baron Young of Graffham and Timothy Bell, Baron Bell.

Selham contains "The Three Moles", one of the smallest pubs in Sussex along with the church of St James which is largely 11th century having never undergone any major rebuilding.

The parish also contains the remains of Lodsworth Castle, a large 13th Century motte near Selham at Lodsbridge beside the River Rother.

External links

* [http://www.gravelroots.net/graffham/home.html The Graffham & Selham Guide.] - maps photos and local information - part of the Rother Valley Guide from Gravelroots
* [http://www.gravelroots.net/home.html The Rother Valley Guide.] - maps photos and local information on the area from Gravelroots
* [http://www.graffham.w-sussex.sch.uk Graffham First School]
* [http://www.forestersgraffham.co.uk The Forester's Arms, Graffham]
* [http://www.achurchnearyou.com/venue.php?V=4938&P=1 St Giles' Church, Graffham]
* [http://www.achurchnearyou.com/venue.php?V=5130&P=1 St James' Church, Selham]
* [http://www.thethreemoles.co.uk The Three Moles, Selham]
* [http://www.seaford.org Seaford College]
* [http://www.graffhamempiremovies.org.uk Graffham Empire Movies]
* [http://www.graffhamparishnews.org.uk Graffham Parish News]


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