Place:Sidlesham, Sussex, England

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NameSidlesham
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates50.785509°N 0.790372°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inWest Sussex, England    

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Sidlesham is a small village and civil parish, on the Manhood Peninsula, five kilometres (3 miles) south of Chichester in the Chichester District of West Sussex, England. It has a small primary school. The area has had a Prebendary since medieval times. The 13th-century church of St Mary Our Lady is built of stone rubble, not the usual flint of the area.

The parish has a land area of 1753 hectares (4330 acres). In the 2001 census 1139 people lived in 448 households, of whom 579 were economically active.[1]

The parish has fertile soils on the flat Chichester plain and there are a large number of glasshouses around the village.

The first definite mention of cricket in Sussex relates to ecclesiastical court records in 1611 which state that two parishioners of Sidlesham failed to attend church on Easter Sunday because they were playing cricket. They were fined 12d each and made to do penance.

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