St Marys Church, Aldingbourne
St Marys Church, Aldingbourne

Introducing Aldingbourne

With a population of around 4,000, the village is a mixed rural and residential parish, 4 miles north of Bognor Regis and 4 miles east of Chichester.

The name derives from the words Alding (old) and bourne (stream/river).

Aldingbourne River mouth
Aldingbourne River mouth Photo © Phillip Perry (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Bourne House, Aldingbourne
Bourne House Photo © Mike Faherty (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Key Landmarks of Aldingbourne

Aldingbourne contains a lot of agricultural land and is a major employer, using the most of it’s land.

The Church of St Mary is over 900 years old, and has a side alter called St George’s Chapel. This beautiful historic church is an important landmark in the village.

Near the village, you can find Denmans Gardens which specialises in exotic and unusual plants. Also, there is Fontwell Park Racecourse, the

If you’re feeling sporty, why not join the Aldingbourne tennis club?

The Aldingbourne Trust is an amazing charity, with the Aldingbourne Country Centre situated just outside of the village. The Trust is a charity that supports and offers training for people with learning disabilities, to help them lead fulfilling, independent lives. At the Country Centre, you can have fun whilst supporting the charity; you can explore the farm, go on a tractor ride, and play in the castle playground. There is a lot of horticulture there, and workshops so it’s fun with or without children!

Aldingbourne is just one of the places covered by the free Sussex Local magazine delivered by hand, by local people, every month.



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