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West Wittering

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West Wittering is a small village and civil parish, on the Manhood Peninsula, in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies near the mouth of Chichester Harbour on the B2179 road 6.5 miles (10.5 km) southwest of Chichester and has a sandy beach with what has been described as excellent water quality.In 1872 it had a population of 616, a post office and a National School. The 2001 census records a population of 2,684. There is a thriving primary school. The locality is referred to in Giles Cooper's Unman, Wittering and Zigo.LandmarksPart of the Site of Special Scientific Interest Bracklesham Bay runs in between the coastline in the parish.Chichester Harbour, a Site of Special Scientific Interest is partly within the parish. This is a wetland of international importance, a Special Protection Area for wild birds and a Special Area of Conservation. The harbour is of particular importance for wintering wildfowl and waders of which five species reach numbers which are internationally important.Notable residentsSarah Ayton, Olympic gold medalistMichael Ball actor and singer.Nicholas Lyndhurst, actor.Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.Sir Henry Royce Engineer, designer of Rolls-Royce cars and aero-engines. From 1917 until his death in 1933.
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