- Oving, West Sussex
Oving shown within West Sussex
Area 13.96 km2 (5.39 sq mi)  Population 1,022  2001 Census - Density 73 /km2 (190 /sq mi) OS grid reference - London 53 miles (85 km) NNE Parish Oving District Chichester Shire county West Sussex Region South East Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town CHICHESTER Postcode district PO20 Dialling code 01243 Police Sussex Fire West Sussex Ambulance South East Coast EU Parliament South East England UK Parliament Chichester Website http://www.oving.org.uk/ List of places: UK • England • West Sussex
Oving is a civil parish in West Sussex, lying on the coastal plain immediately to the east of Chichester. It is bounded on the north and west sides by the A27 trunk road. The A259 Chichester-Bognor road traverses the southern part of the parish.
The parish had a population of 1022 in the 2001 UK Census. Half the population lives in Oving village, the rest in the smaller settlements of Shopwhyke, Drayton, Merston and Colworth. The parishes of Oving and North Mundham are combined to form the North Mundham electoral ward of Chichester District Council.
The landscape is flat and is given over mainly to agriculture with some growing of salad crops close to the A259. The landscape of the western part of the parish at Drayton and Shopwhyke has been severely affected by gravel extraction, which has left a number of lakes that are inaccessible to the public.
Oving village is probably best known for the Gribble Inn, a popular country pub with a successful real ale brewery attached. This is the origin of the popular ale, Fursty Ferret, now owned by Hall and Woodhouse. The other prominent public building is St Andrew's parish church, which dates from the 13th century.
- ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/communityandliving/census2001/pop_parish_summary.pdf. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
- ^ "North Mundham Ward". Chichester District Council. http://www.chichester.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=5330. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
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