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in the county of West Sussex

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Sompting has one of the oldest churches in the country. The parish church of St. Mary is mainly Norman, but has much visible Anglo-Saxon work, especially the tower which is believed to date from the 11th century and is thought to be the only one of its kind in England. The tower is quite striking, it rises to 100 feet and can be spotted from all around. Not only is the church lovely to look at, but it has a fascinating history associated with the Knights Templer who rebuilt the nave and chancel, and added the north and south transepts in about 1180.

Despite the fact that urban development has linked Sompting to Lancing, it still has its interesting places - one is the home of Edward Trelawny, friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Visitors will find a couple of attractive, friendly pubs, all the usual shops and, in 2005 there were reports of a sighting of crop circles close to the busy A27.

The sprawl of Sompting extends across Broadwater to the sandy beaches of West Worthing, a favoured place for summer holidays where there is a museum recalling the history and heritage of the area. Closeby is the sailing resort of Shoreham-by-the-Sea.

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Lancing sunrise

Lancing (20 Pictures)

in the county of West Sussex

(0.4 miles, 0.7 km of Sompting)

Lancing is found between Worthing and Shoreham-by-the-Sea, it has a pleasant coastal atmosphere and an enjoyable mix of properties from several periods...

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Worthing (114 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of West Sussex

(1.8 miles, 2.9 km, direction SW of Sompting)

Worthing is a delight for visitors, situated between the beautiful South Downs, and five miles of award winning coastline. The town welcomes visitors with its superb theatres,.....

Southwick dock, Part of Shoreham Harbour, looking East; Shoreham Power station in distance

Shoreham-by-Sea (92 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of West Sussex

(2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction E of Sompting)

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Littlehampton Beach, sunset Nov 2006

Littlehampton (81 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of West Sussex

(8.8 miles, 14.2 km, direction W of Sompting)

Littlehampton is a pleasant holiday resort that offers miles of golden sands for sunbathing, or for children to have a fine time building sand castles!..

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Brighton (346 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of East Sussex

(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction E of Sompting)

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Beach House Park (3 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction W)

Worthing's foremost ornamental garden that was purchased from the Beach House Estate in December 1922 and opened to the public in.....

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Cissbury Ring (6 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.8 km, direction NW)

This is an ancient Iron Age Hill-Fort lying between Worthing and Findon, it is thought to have been occupied between the 5th.....

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St. Mary's House & Gardens (1 Pictures)

(3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction N)

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Bramber Castle (10 Pictures)

(4.2 miles, 6.7 km, direction N)

These relics are all that is left of an early Norman castle, built on the edge of the Downs. It was originally built by William.....

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Newtimber Place (4 Pictures)

(8.2 miles, 13.3 km, direction NE)

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The Royal Pavilion (39 Pictures)

(8.7 miles, 14.0 km, direction E)

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Brighton Pier (41 Pictures)

(8.9 miles, 14.2 km, direction E)

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