Ashington, West Sussex

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St Peter and St Paul's Church
Ashington is located in West Sussex
 Ashington shown within West Sussex
Area  8.05 km2 (3.11 sq mi) [1]
Population 2,351 [1] 2001 Census
   – density  292/km2 (760/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ131161
   – London  41 miles (66 km) NNE 
Civil parish Ashington
District Horsham
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district RH20
Dialling code 01903
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Arundel and South Downs
List of places
West Sussex

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Ashington is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It lies on the A24 road 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Storrington.

The parish has a land area of 805 hectares (1989 acres). In the 2001 census 2351 people lived in 905 households, of whom 1286 were economically active.

The ancient Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.

Ashington won two regional categories (Business and Community Life) in the Calor Village of the Year competition in 2001 and was the overall Southern region winner in 2003.[2]

Metrobus operate bus route 23 which links the village to Worthing, Horsham and Crawley.


Ashington Cougars has soccer teams from under 6 to under 16 and play in the Horsham and District Youth Football League. Started in 1999 it has grown into a successful club attaining Charter Development status with Sussex FA in 2009, one of only 14 clubs in the whole of Sussex. 2011 saw the club become a finialist in the Sussex "Sports Club of the Year" awards where it was recognised for its work in player and community development.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  2. Calor results website
  3. "F A CHARTER STANDARD CLUBS" (PDF). The FA. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 

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