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West Thorney, West Sussex

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West Thorney, West Sussex

West Thorney is a village and civil parish in the District of Chichester in West Sussex, England located nine kilometres (5.4 miles) west of Chichester south of the A27 road. West Thorney is a village and civil parish on Thorney Island, the southern part of a peninsula of land between two arms of Chichester Harbour, separated from the mainland by a channel called the Great Deep. Just to the south is the smaller Pilsey Island, a haven for birds.
Administrative CountyWest Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridSU7602
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthoritySussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Sussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Sussex
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01243
Population1,079 2001 Census

Other names by which West Thorney, West Sussex has been known in the past

Thorney ~ Thorney West

West Thorney, West Sussex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Thorney, West, par., Sussex, in Chichester harbour, 6½ miles SW. of Chichester, 1238 ac. and 1913 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 131.

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