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Coordinates: 50°59′07″N 0°22′15″W / 50.98539, -0.37078
Shipley, West Sussex church from windmill.JPG
Shipley Church seen from the windmill

Shipley is located in West Sussex

 Shipley shown within West Sussex
Area   [1]
Population 1,075 [1] 2001 Census
    - Density 
OS grid reference TQ144219
    - London  37 miles (60 km) NNE 
Parish Shipley
District Horsham
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HORSHAM
Postcode district RH13
Dialling code 01403
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Horsham
List of places: UK • England • West Sussex

Shipley is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It lies just off the A272 road six miles (9.6 km) north east of Storrington.

Shipley is first mentioned in a charter of 1073 as Scapeleia, and in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Sepelei. The name derives from the Old English scēap ('sheep') and lēah ('open ground, such as meadow, pasture, or arable land'). Thus it means 'sheep-clearing' or 'sheep-pasture'.[2]

The western River Adur flows through the village, where it meets a significant tributary, Lancing Brook.

The parish has a land area of 3125 hectares (7720 acres). In the 2001 census 1075 people lived in 448 households of whom 596 were economically active.

Shipley was home to Hillaire Belloc[3] who in 1906 purchased Kings Land, with a house, 5 acres (20,000 m2) and Shipley Windmill, which was used in the television series Jonathan Creek as Creek's residence.[4]


Other villages located in the parish include:

  • Broomer's Corner


  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  2. ^ The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society, ed. by Victor Watts (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), s.v. SHIPLEY.
  3. ^ Schoolnet on Belloc
  4. ^ "Shipley Windmill". Retrieved 2010-07-12. 

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