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Sompting, West Sussex

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Sompting, West Sussex

Sompting is a village and civil parish in the Adur District of West Sussex, England, located between Lancing and Worthing, at the foot of the southern slope of the South Downs. Twentieth century development has linked it to Lancing. The civil parish covers an area of 10.35 square kilometres and has a population of 8,514 persons. The name Sompting (known as Sultinges in the Domesday Book) is said to come from the Old English for dwellers by the marsh (Sompt + ingas).
DistrictAdur
Post townLANCING
Administrative CountyWest Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridTQ1704
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Sussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Sussex
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01903
Population8,514 2001 Census
 

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

Stultinges ~ Sultinges

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

Sompting, par. and vil., Sussex - par., 2917 ac., pop. 682; vil., 1½ mile NE. of Worthing; P.O.; near the vil. is Sompting Abbots, seat.

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