Horsham District
—  Non-metropolitan district  —
Horsham shown within West Sussex
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South East England
Non-metropolitan county West Sussex
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Horsham
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Horsham District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs Nick Herbert
Francis Maude
Area
 • Total 204.73 sq mi (530.26 km2)
Area rank 87th (of 326)
Population (2006 est.)
 • Total 131,500
 • Rank 157th (of 326)
 • Density 640/sq mi (250/km2)
 • Ethnicity 97.8% White
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Website horsham.gov.uk

Horsham is a local government district in West Sussex, England. Its council is based in Horsham. The district borders those of Crawley, Mid Sussex, Mole Valley, Chichester, Arun and Adur.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of Horsham urban district along with Chanctonbury Rural District and Horsham Rural District.

On a recent Channel 4 television programme, the Horsham district was classed as the ninth best district to live in the United Kingdom.[1]

Between the 2001 UK Census and the 2011 UK Census, the district's population grew by 7.4% from 122,300 to 131,300.[2]

Civil parishes[edit | edit source]

Within the Horsham District are the following civil parishes:

Parish Type Area (Hectare) Population (2001) Pop Density /Hectare
Amberley Parish Council 1179.37 533 0.45
Ashington Parish Council 805.15 2351 2.91
Ashurst Parish Council 1009.41 226 0.22
Billingshurst Parish Council 3219.31 6531 2.03
Bramber Parish Council 719.06 757 1.05
Broadbridge Heath Parish Council 215.64 3021 14.01
Coldwaltham Parish Council 893.13 845 0.95
Colgate Parish Council 2243.67 1119 0.50
Cowfold Parish Council 1925.57 1864 0.97
Henfield Parish Council 1734.75 5012 2.89
Horsham Unparished 1170.63 23698 20.24
Itchingfield Parish Council 1091.06 1477 1.35
Lower Beeding Parish Council 1845.06 1001 0.54
North Horsham Parish Council 1094.77 21348 19.50
Nuthurst Parish Council 1696.76 1711 1.00
Parham Parish Council 1586.23 214 0.13
Pulborough Parish Council 2098.31 4685 2.23
Rudgwick Parish Council 2468.98 2791 1.13
Rusper Parish Council 2588.56 1389 0.54
Shermanbury Parish Council 775.15 454 0.59
Shipley Parish Council 3125.60 1075 0.34
Slinfold Parish Council 1694.81 1647 0.97
Southwater Parish Council 1400.20 10025 7.16
Steyning Parish Council 1574.09 5812 3.69
Storrington and Sullington Parish Council 1199.69 6074 5.06
Thakeham Parish Council 1170.63 1794 1.53
Upper Beeding Parish Council 1877.48 3798 2.02
Warnham Parish Council 1980.21 1958 0.99
Washington Parish Council 1275.90 1930 1.51
West Chiltington Parish Council 1732.54 3315 1.91
West Grinstead Parish Council 2583.65 2934 1.14
Wiston Parish Council 1359.67 221 0.16
Woodmancote Parish Council 848.72 478 0.56
Horsham Total 53096.21 122088 2.30

Education[edit | edit source]

The Rikkyo School in England, a Japanese boarding school, is located in the Rudgwick community in Horsham District.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]


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