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Harting Parish
South Harting, Nyewood, West Harting & East Harting
West Sussex

Harting is a parish in West Sussex situated on the north face of the South Downs. It is comprised of four villages, South Harting, & Nyewood, plus West & East Harting. The River Rother divides it from Rogate to the north, and the southern border is on the Downs.
The larger of the villages, South Harting, has two churches, Anglican and Congregational plus a primary school. After the closure of the Ship Inn, Harting is now down to a single pub, The White Hart on the High Street.
The villages are overlooked by Harting Down with views of the Channel and the Isle of Wight. To the east of Harting Down is Beacon Hill which is home to a hill fort built 2,500 years ago and from 1796 to 1816 was a station for the shutter telegraph chain, which connected the Admiralty in London to its ships in Plymouth and Portsmouth.
Although Harting Down was first occupied around 3000BC a large portion of it has never been farmed intensively, and is important in representing the chalk grassland that once covered the downs.


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South Harting
post code - GU31
phone code - 01730
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Harting =
Hertinges - Heorots [Anglo Saxon] ingas = tribe or people
population 1841 - 1,254
population 1861 - 1,247
population 2001 - 1,407 with 616 households

Harting c.1930
Harting c.1930
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St Mary and St Paul
First School

Tipper Lane
South Harting GU31 5QT
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Midhurst & Petworth Observer
Outstanding Harting pre-school gets top marks
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South Harting
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Tony Ross Email from Tony Ross
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"I was born in Aug 1942 in South Harting....We lived at Mead Cottages....My Grandfather was the local chimney sweep...."
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Uppark was built c.1690 on the South Downs to the south of Harting. Its restoration from the 1989 fire adding more magic. The interior houses a famous collection of paintings, furniture and ceramics including an 18th century dolls house with its original contents. 'Below stairs' the servants quarters are as they were in Victorian times. The historic gardens are in a downland and woodland setting with views to the coast.

The disasterous fire of 1989
Uppark Fire 1989 - photo: ©NTPL / Ian West
Photos and history, Uppark, NT site
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1851 Post Office Directory for Harting
1867 Post Office Directory for Harting
Miscellaneous articles: -
Olympic torch Jul.2012
Body found in River Rother Nov.2011
Top marks for pre-school Apr.2011
Gearing up for Festivities May 2010
Motorcyclist killed in crash May 2010
Gang targets White Hart pub May 2010
Harting church annexe plans May 2010
Uppark outbuildings Fire Feb 2009
Gas Tanker crashes, Uppark May 2007
Harting Down car park fees April 2006

Accident & incident reports

Landlord of White Hart pub dies
Monday 21 May 2012
Yet another landlord leaves May 2013
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The Ship pub closes - May 2012
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A History of the County of Sussex
published:- 1953
South Gardens Cottage
South Harting - 01730 825040
East Harting - 01730 825341

ship Harting
Ships named after Harting

Greening Campaign in Harting


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