Poynings from the South Downs
|Area||6.66 km2 (2.57 sq mi) |
|Population||287 2001 Census|
432 (2011 Census)
|o Density||43/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|o London||42 miles (68 km) N|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
Poynings ( or ) is a village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England. The parish lies wholly with the South Downs National Park. The planning authority for Pyecombe is therefore the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA), the statutory planning authority for the National Park area.
The village is located on the north side of the South Downs near Devil's Dyke, five miles (8 km) north-west of Brighton. The civil parish covers an area of 665.5 hectares (1,644 acres) and has a population of 287 (2001 census), including Newtimber and increasing to 432 at the 2011 Census.
There is a public house, the Royal Oak.
Holy Trinity Church is Poynings' parish church, located at the east end of the village, on The Street, at .
The church is a Grade I listed building, described in the National Heritage List for England as 'One of the finest village medieval churches in Sussex' (List Entry Number 1285135, first listed 28 October 1957).
Grade I listed buildings:
In the village opposite Holy Trinity Church there is a small sheltered memorial called Cora's Corner, which pays tribute to a former resident of Poynings; two benches in the shelter, Judy's Seat and Merrilee's Seat, are tributes to Cora's two daughters. The road linking Cora's Corner to the Royal Oak is called Cora's Walk.