Woolbeding


Woolbeding

infobox UK place
country = England
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latitude= 50.99836
longitude= -0.75802
official_name = Woolbeding
population = 158 (2001)
shire_district= Chichester
shire_county= West Sussex
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Chichester
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os_grid_reference= SU872228

Woolbeding is a village and civil parish in the District of Chichester in West Sussex, England located 2 kilometres (1.4 miles) north west of Midhurst north of the A272 road and the River Rother.

Woolbeding is recorded in the Domesday book as "Welbedinge", meaning Wulfbeards people.

There is an Anglican parish church, "All Hallows", of Saxon origin and a large country house Woolbeding House, which was the home of the late Simon Sainsbury of the supermarket family. The Woolbeding estate is owned by the National Trust and includes Woolbeding and Pound Commons which are Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

The parish has a land area of 729 hectares (1801 acres). In the 2001 census 158 people lived in 70 households, of whom 83 were economically active [ [http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/communityandliving/census2001/pop_ward_summary.pdf Census data] ] .

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