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Bridge across to Industrial area at Littlehampton - geograph.org.uk - 4466.jpg
Bridge on the Arun
Grid reference: TQ026030
Location: 50°49’5"N, 0°32’39"W
Post town: Littlehampton
Postcode: BN17
Dialling code: 01903
Local Government
Council: Arun
Bognor Regis and Littlehampton

Wick is a village in Sussex, close to the coast. Originally a separate village, it now forms part of the built-up area around Littlehampton.

Wick is found on the A284 road half a mile north of Littlehampton town centre.

The Church Hall (Wick Hall) is one of the largest in the area, there are several flint Victorian buildings including All Saints Church and one thatched cottage. Wick contains three separate parades of shops.


The village of Wick formed around Wick Manor, established after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It has an ancient Roman Brick/clay making site, (this now lies under a road called 'Potters Mead', off Courtwick Road). Wick had an Art Deco era Steam Laundry built in the 1920s, it has now been demolished.

An alleyway or twitten that passes by the site of the former True Blue public house, is known locally as 'Dark Alley' due to the black clinker surface laid down along its route.

The Wickbourne Centre

During the early 1990s some areas of Wick had developed a reputation for drug and alcohol addiction, high teenage pregnancy, and low ‘community esteem’ this resulted in the establishment of a Christian charity called "The WIRE project" to address these issues. In recent years, efforts have been made to improve the quality of Wick's social housing, with many being refurbished.

In 2009 the True Blue pub was demolished to make way for new housing.

Sport, leisure and society

There is an annual summer festival held in Wick.

  • Football: Wick F.C., who play at Crabtree Park.

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Wick, Sussex)