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Lancing, West Sussex

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Lancing, West Sussex

Lancing is a village and civil parish in the Adur district of West Sussex, England, on the western edge of the Adur Valley. It lies on the coastal plain between Sompting to the west, Shoreham-by-Sea to the east and the parish of Coombes to the north. It is sometimes credited as being the largest village in England, covering an area of 3.65 miles² (946.4 hectares). It is a mix of coastal urban dwelling and rural chalk downland landscape. The oldest non-religious buildings date to around 1500 CE.
DistrictAdur
Post townLANCING
Administrative CountyWest Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridTQ1804
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
Population18,692 2001 Census
 

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

North Lancing

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

Lancing, par. and ry. sta., Sussex, 2 miles NW. of Shoreham, 2530 ac. (25 water) and 496 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 1341; P.O. at sta., called Lancing Station; the par. contains the vils. of North Lancing; P.O.; and South Lancing; P.O.; and the hamlet of Lower Lancing; large market gardens are in the par. The seat of Lancing Hall is in vicinity of sta.

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