Ebernoe


Ebernoe

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Ebernoe
static_

static_image_caption=Cricket on horn fair day.
population = 234 (2001)
shire_district= Chichester
shire_county = West Sussex
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Chichester
post_town= PETWORTH
postcode_area= GU
postcode_district= GU28
dial_code= 01784
os_grid_reference= SU974279
latitude= 51.04327
longitude= -0.61017

Ebernoe is a hamlet and civil parish in the District of Chichester in West Sussex,England located 6 kilometres (4 miles) north of Petworth near the A283 road.

The parish has a land area of 1239 hectares (3060 acres). In the 2001 census 234 people lived in 102 households of whom 107 were economically active.

Hidden from the road by trees is the Anglican parish church, built from locally made brick in the nineteenth century. Walled to exclude rabbits the churchyard is a haven for wild flowers. Adjoining the church there is another interesting old building, the Old Schoolhouse.

There is a cricket field where the village team plays, and this is also the venue for the Ebernoe Horn Fair held every 25 July. Richard Stemp is the current captain of the club.

Ebernoe Common is a National Nature Reserve and Site of special scientific interest [ [http://www.sussexwt.org.uk/reserves/page00013.htm Sussex Wildlife Trust] ] managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Among its ancient woodland, glades and ponds it supports a diversity of plants and animals, including 14 out of 16 species of bat which occur in the UK, including the rare Bechstein's and Barbastelle bats. Adjoining farmland has been purchased with a grant from Restore UK [ [http://www.restoreuk.org/projectsuk.php?prj=46 Restore UK] ] which will be allowed to revert to pasture woodland over a long period with managed grazing by cattle. The Barbastelle bats need old dying trees with loose bark for their roosts and travel great distances along traditional flight lines to feed over damp meadows, which may be as much as 20 kilometres from the roost, in the Arun and Rother valleys. Local landowners are being encouraged to maintain and enhance continuous tree cover along these routes so that the bats can travel out on summer evenings avoiding predation by sparrow hawks.

The ponds on the common were originally constructed for the iron industry and there is also an old brick works which is thought to have been supplying bricks to Petworth House.Fact|date=August 2008

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