Wisborough Green


Wisborough Green

infobox UK place
country = England
static_

static_image_caption= The Pond and Church of St. Peter
latitude= 51.02309
longitude= -0.50481
official_name = Wisborough Green
population = 1360
shire_district= Chichester
shire_county= West Sussex
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Horsham
post_town= Billingshurst
postcode_district= Billingshurst
postcode_area= Redhill
dial_code= 01403
os_grid_reference= TQ049259

Wisborough Green is a village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex England 2 miles west of Billingshurst on the A272. It has two pubs by a large village green used for playing cricket and football, and a village shop. St Peter's Church stands on higher ground near a small pond with pollarded willow trees.

The parish has a land area of 1756.9 Hectares (4339.5 acres). The 2001 census recorded a population of 1360 people living in 570 households. 621 people were economically active.

Newbridge where the A272 crosses the River Arun 1 mile east of the village was the highest point of the Arun Navigation, and the southern end of the Wey and Arun Canal. Newbridge Wharfe on the southern side of the bridge was an important part of the local transport system in the nineteenth century. [P.A.L.Vine, "London's Lost Route to the Sea", Redwood Books 1996]

ee also

* [http://wisboroughgreen.org/ Wisborough Green website]

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