Barnham is a small rural parish within the Arun district and lies between the South Downs and the sea covering an area of approximately 373 hectares. It has a population of 1465 and contains around 580 residential properties.
Neighbouring parishes are Eastergate (west), Walberton (north), Yapton (east) and Felpham (South).
Commercial activities in the parish are mainly related to agriculture and horticulture but also include a touring caravan park and a cluster of small retail units at Parsonage Farm beside Barnham Windmill. The parish contains several properties of architectural merit, the most imposing of which is Barnham Court; parts of the former Portsmouthto Arundel canal; and many miles of public footpaths.
Much of what is known as Barnham village in fact lies within the parish of Eastergate. The parish is represented on Arun District Council by 3 District Councillors who cover the Barnham ward which also include the parishes of Aldingbourne and Eastergate.
Barnham Through the ages