- Fishbourne, West Sussex
infobox UK place
country = England
population = 1953 (2001)
region= South East England
os_grid_reference= SU837046See also|Fishbourne for disambiguation.Fishbourne is a village and
civil parishin the Chichester District of West Sussex, Englandand is situated 2 miles (3.2km) west of Chichester. The name derives from "fissaburna/fiseborne/fysshburn", all meaning "stream with fish". There is a Fishbourne located in New Jersey, USA which was founded by people from West Sussex.
The parish has a land area of 387 hectares (956 acres). In the 2001 census 1953 people lived in 840 households, of whom 910 were economically active.There are two
public houses and a railway station.
Fishbourne is the location of a major archaeological site known as
Fishbourne Roman Palace. On the site have been found remains dating to around the time of the Roman Invasion of Britain in AD 43. One theory is that this was the site of one of the landings by the Romans designed to secure the 'friendly' tribe of the Atrebates, whose King Vericahad fled his enemies for Roman protection. Subsequently, the wooden buildings were replaced by one of the greatest Roman palaces in the Roman world. The palace was damaged by fire at the end of the Third Century and never rebuilt.
* [http://www.fishbourne.org Notes on village]
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