Warnham

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Warnham
St Margaret's Church, Warnham in 2007.jpg
St Margaret's church
Warnham is located in West Sussex
Warnham

 Warnham shown within West Sussex
Area 19.80 km2 (7.64 sq mi) [1]
Population1,958 [1] 2001 Census
    - Density 99 /km2 (260 /sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ158337
    - London 30 miles (48 km) NNE 
Civil parishWarnham
DistrictHorsham
Shire countyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHORSHAM
Postcode districtRH12
Dialling code01403
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK ParliamentHorsham
Websitehttp://www.warnham.info/
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Coordinates: 51°05′29″N 0°20′48″W / 51.09144°N 0.34659°W / 51.09144; -0.34659

Warnham
St Margaret's Church, Warnham in 2007.jpg
St Margaret's church
Warnham is located in West Sussex
Warnham

 Warnham shown within West Sussex
Area 19.80 km2 (7.64 sq mi) [1]
Population1,958 [1] 2001 Census
    - Density 99 /km2 (260 /sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ158337
    - London 30 miles (48 km) NNE 
Civil parishWarnham
DistrictHorsham
Shire countyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHORSHAM
Postcode districtRH12
Dialling code01403
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK ParliamentHorsham
Websitehttp://www.warnham.info/
List of places
UK
England
West Sussex

Warnham is a village and civil parish in the Horsham district of West Sussex, England. The village is some three kilometres (2 miles) north west of central Horsham to the west of the A24 road. Other named settlements within the parish include the hamlets of Goose Green, Kingsfold and Winterfold as well as parts of Strood Green and Rowhook.

The parish has a land area of 1980 hectares (4892 acres). In the 2001 census 1958 people lived in 784 households, of whom 935 were economically active.

The Anglican Parish Church, dedicated to St. Margaret was built in the 14th Century, but contains substantial later additions. The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, born two miles (3 km) from Warnham at Field Place, a broad-fronted country house set on an estate/working farm, was baptised there in 1792 and later rode every day for lessons with Reverend Edwards, the church vicar. In addition it houses monuments belonging to a number of influential Sussex families, among them the Carylls, the Lucases and the Shelleys.

Warnham has a number of shops, including a village store and butcher, two pubs The Sussex Oak and The Greets Inn, and Warnham railway station lies nearly a mile away from the village, on the Sutton & Mole Valley Lines. The station was built primarily for the brick works, which had some sidings until recently.[when?] It only offers a passenger service during peak times. The level crossing is now permanently closed.

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