Funtington


Funtington

Coordinates: 50°52′09″N 0°51′48″W / 50.86908°N 0.8634°W / 50.86908; -0.8634

Funtington
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Funtington Church
Funtington is located in West Sussex
Funtington

 Funtington shown within West Sussex
Area  20.02 km2 (7.73 sq mi) [1]
Population 1,438 [1] 2001 Census
    - Density  72 /km2 (190 /sq mi)
OS grid reference SU800083
    - London  54 miles (87 km) NE 
Parish Funtington
District Chichester
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHICHESTER
Postcode district PO18
Dialling code 01243
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Chichester
Website Parish Council
List of places: UK • England • West Sussex

Funtington is a village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies on the B2146 Road 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west of Chichester. The parish also contains the villages of East and West Ashling, West Stoke and the Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve lies at its northern tip. There is a village store with a post office, a farm produce shop and a pub at the centre of the village. Funtington Primary School is in the village of West Ashling.

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Religious sites

St. Mary’s Anglican church, dating from the 12th Century, is the principal church in the parish of Funtington and is becoming busier, particularly among the young. There is a fast growing choir and a local school holds special choir services. The building has been extended to provide a church room, funded by local benefactors and parish money-raising events. St. Andrew's church at West Stoke is of Saxon origin. The chapel of St. Mary’s at Sennicotts lies about two miles (3 km) to the east, off the Chichester road. The clocktrust make use of the other chapel, on chapel corner. This was a congregational chapel and made from the blocks from the Chichester Cathedral spire, which feel down in 1850.[2]

Landmarks

Kingley Vale lies on the border of the parish which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve. It is noted for its Yew woodlands.[3] The site is also known for its archaeological interest including Bronze Age and Roman earthworks, cross dykes, a camp and a field system. Admiral Provo Wallis, one of the longest serving admirals in the British Royal Navy, is buried in the Funtington church yard.[4]

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