Southbourne, West Sussex


Southbourne, West Sussex

infobox UK place
country = England
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static_image_caption= St. John's Church
latitude= 50.84503
longitude= -0.90811
official_name = Southbourne
population =
shire_district= Chichester
shire_county= West Sussex
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Chichester
post_town=
postcode_district =
postcode_area=
dial_code=
os_grid_reference= SU769056

Southbourne is a village and civil parish in the Chichester District of West Sussex, England. It lies to the east of Emsworth, the west of Nutbourne and south-east of Westbourne.

The parish has a land area of 1068.36 hectares (2639 acres). In the 2001 census 6001 people lived in 2595 households of whom 2762 were economically active.

Southbourne has a small railway station on the West Coastway Line between Southampton and Brighton. It is home to Bourne Community College, which takes secondary pupils from around the area, along with leisure and library facilities which serve surrounding villages and settlements. The A259 road, formerly designated A27 and the main coast route until the construction of a new dual carriageway, runs through the village.

The village encompasses various residential areas and an industrial estate populated mainly with metal work outlets. The area facing the south coast is known as Prinsted with some beautiful thatched roof properties.

External links

[http://www.bourne.org.uk/ Bourne Community College]


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