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Pagham shown within West Sussex
|Area||10.59 km2 (4.09 sq mi) |
|Population||5,729  2001 Census|
|- Density||541 /km2 (1,400 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||57 miles (92 km) NNE|
|Shire county||West Sussex|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||BOGNOR REGIS|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Bognor Regis and Littlehampton|
|List of places: UK • England • West Sussex|
The village comprises three parts:
- Pagham Beach which is the coastal area, constructed in the early 20th Century,
- Pagham which is the original 13th Century village
- Nyetimber once separate village but has now been absorbed as part of a Local Authority rationalisation.
Pagham Beach dwellings mainly consist of bungalows constructed from old railway carriages, though many have now been rebuilt using modern construction methods.
The Church of St. Thomas a'Becket is considered to be one of the finest of its type in England.
The village has now become popular with well known residents including Emma Bunton, (Baby Spice of the Spice Girls), Derek Bell, the former Le Mans champion, and Dean Adams, football commentator on the BBC.
Pagham is home to ale and beer pubs 'The Lamb', 'The Lion' and 'The Bear' as well as the popular 'Inglenook Hotel' which is a favourite stop off point for many during visits to events at Goodwood Circuit and races.
The Site of Special Scientific Interest known as Pagham Harbour falls partly within the parish. The harbour and surrounding land is of national importance for both flora and fauna. The shingle spit is also of geological interest.
- Crabb v Arun District Council  EWCA Civ 7, a leading property and contract case which happened in Pagham, off Hook Lane.
- ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/communityandliving/census2001/pop_parish_summary.pdf. Retrieved 3 April 2009.
- ^ (PDF) SSSI Citation — Pagham Harbour. Natural England. http://www.english-nature.org.uk/citation/citation_photo/1000620.pdf. Retrieved 4 April 2009.
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