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Short Introduction to

In the 1861 census Graffham had a population of 410 covering 1,658 acres.
Selham being a separate parish covering 1,042 acres had a population of 123.

Under the West Sussex Review Order of 1933 the parish of Selham was annexed to Graffham for 'civil purposes'.

In the 2001 census the parish consisted of 229 households with a total population of 510.

The village of Graffham has a post office and general store, 2 pubs, The Foresters Arms and the White Horse, the church of St Giles and a Primary School. The Independent school of Seaford College is within the vicinity. There is also The Empire Hall which transforms into a cinema, theatre and plays host to numerous functions. It is also home to the Graffham Rustics which regularly perform theatrical productions.
With a very good campsite, the store and the pubs for meals Graffham is ideally situated for walking the South Downs Way.
A purpose built B&B annexe opened at the White Horse pub in spring 2010.

Selham contains The Three Moles pub, perched above the road close to the site of the old railway station. This is one of the smallest pubs in Sussex.
Here can also be found the tiny 11th century church of St James, having had no serious rebuilding works in the 1000 years of its life.
Close by, towards the River Rother Bridge, is the remains of the 13th Century motte of Lodsworth Castle. This is the finishing point of the Rother Raft Race.

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Chithurst - - Cocking - - Didling - - Duncton - - Easebourne - - East Lavington - - Fernhurst - - Fittleworth - - Graffham
Harting - - Heyshott - - Iping - - Lickfold - - Linch - - Lodsworth - - Lurgashall - - Midhurst - - Northchapel - - Nyewood
Petworth - - Rogate - - Selham - - South Ambersham - - Stedham - - Sutton - - Tillington - - Trotton - - Upperton
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