Aldingbourne and Westergate

The name Aldingbourne comes from that of a Saxon Chieftain and means Elda's home by the stream.
The villages of Aldingbourne, Lidsey, Nyton, Norton, Westergate and Woodgate lie in the parish of Aldingbourne, one of the largest parishes in England. This area is on the western boundary of Arun District and approximately five miles east of Chichester.

The villages have their own primary and secondary schools. Aldingbourne Primary School is a popular and highly regarded one-form entry village school in this semi-rural location.

Westergate Community College is a mixed comprehensive catering for all levels of ability 11- 16. A new school building was fully opened January 2000 and it is set in spacious grounds with the Six Villages Sports Centre part of the campus.

There are a couple of "one stop" style shops along the main street. Aldingbourne Village Stores is also a Post office and off licence.

St Mary the Virgin, Aldingbourne is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and is a Grade 1 listed building.
Recreational facilities include the Aldingbourne Community Centre and playing field at Oliver's Meadow is an excellent facility tucked away behind Westergate Street. There are also tennis courts, a bowling green and a children's playground. Many community groups meet there - Aldingbourne & District Bowls Club, Tennis Club, Bell Ringers, Retirement Club, and Women’s Institute. A Parent & Toddler Group meets at the Westergate Methodist Church every Tuesday and Bobby Bears for 3-5 yr olds every Wednesday.

Directions and Google street view to and from Westergate to the Hobdens Estate Agents, Barnham Office:


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More detailed descriptions of the other three key parts of the area in which Hobdens operates can be viewed by clicking any of the following: Barnham, Eastergate, Yapton & Ford.

For a more general overview click The Area in which Hobdens operates.