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Tourism

Marlipins Museum – presenting aspects of local life (including The Archaeology Gallery) showing the Shoreham area from pre-history to medieval times. Museum of D-Day Aviation at Shoreham Airport – displaying aircraft objects and uniforms.


Attractions

River Adur Mudflats and Valley sustain all kinds of wildlife from wading birds to butterflies.
Shoreham Fort, which was completed in 1857, and built as a deterrent against Napoleon.


Transport

Road – The town lies on the A259 which at this point is secondary to the A27 which runs parallel about 1½ miles inland.
Rail – There is one railway station in Shoreham proper and the line runs from Brighton in the east to Portsmouth in the west. Air – Shoreham Airport is situated between Shoreham and Lancing.


Brief History

Stone Age relics have been found on the South Downs at Truleigh Hill just north of the town. A Bronze Age settlement had been established between 1800BC and 1100BC near to where Stoney Lane is now. The Belgae, a Celtic tribe, occupied the area around 44AD. Roman coins and other Romano-British artefacts have been found in the area which suggest that this was a thriving centre of commerce. The Saxons built on the existing site following their invasion in about 457AD.


Famous People

Leo Sayer – Singer
Chris Evans – Radio DJ and presenter
Alison Lapper – Artist


Approximate Population

19,000 according to the 2001 census


Nearest Tourist Information Centre

Hove
Church Road , Hove , BN3 3BQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 292 589


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Shoreham Sign
Shoreham Sign

Shoreham Church
Shoreham Church

 

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