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Lancing, situated between the South Downs and the sea, has a long history dating back to the Stone Age. During the Bronze Age (1500 to 500BC) a sacred place was made near Lancing Ring and an incense cup and fragments of pottery from this spot are now in the British Museum. Lancing College chapel dominates the landscape to the north of the A27 and is notably famous for being a national monument and a masterpiece of nineteenth century gothic design.

The southern railway works in Lancing were a significant local employer and in 1953 employed 1,750 people. When it was closed in 1964 the site, now known as Lancing Business Park, was bought and the existing buildings were then converted into factory units and new ones built.

Shopping facilities continued to expand with the increase in population after World War II. The main shopping centre is South Lancing, the smaller, older shops being south of the railway, while north of the railway in North Road there are shopping parades offering a selection of independent and national retailers. Lancing Beach Green is a large public space with direct access to the beach. Lancing is a popular destination for those wishing to visit and walk the South Downs.

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  1. Widewater Lagoon

    A landlocked brackish lagoon which is home to some unique plantlife and a regular base…

    0.81 miles away
  2. Lancing College Chapel

    Lancing College Chapel is a spectacular example of Victorian Gothic architecture in a…

    0.97 miles away
  3. River Adur - Coastal Link & Sculpture Trail

    The River Adur, an important trade route since Roman times, derives its name from the…

    1.26 miles away
  1. Brooklands Pleasure Park “Diddlyland”

    Brooklands Pleasure Park is great for all the family. Note: the boating lake is currently…

    1.38 miles away
  2. Marlipins Museum

    Twelfth-century secular building with unusual architectural features. Housing the museum…

    1.56 miles away
  3. Shoreham Beach

    Shoreham Beach is a designated Local Nature Reserve (LNR) supporting large areas of…

    1.6 miles away
  4. Coombes Farm Tours

    In Coombes, near Lancing, West Sussex, England UK where the Passmore family have been…

    1.97 miles away
  5. Passies Pond

    Passies Pond is a day ticket fishery with a second lake for matches. Corporate days and…

    2.02 miles away
  6. Davison Leisure Centre

    Centre offering fitness classes, badminton, basketball and volleyball courts and floodlit…

    2.22 miles away
  7. Beach House Park

    Superb gardens with 5 international class flat bowling greens. The park also contains…

    2.6 miles away
  8. Shoreham Fort

    Shoreham Fort built in 1857 is now the last of its kind and definitely worth a visit on…

    2.75 miles away
  9. Splash Point

    Splash Point is a notable landmark on Worthing's promenade, and now transformed into an…

    2.76 miles away
  10. Connaught Theatre, Cinema & Studio

    The Art Deco Connaught Theatre, Cinema and Studio hosts a wide variety of plays ranging…

    2.81 miles away
  11. Assembly Hall

    The largest of the town’s entertainment venues, hosting live bands; Worthing Symphony…

    2.91 miles away
  12. Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

    Varied collections including art, costume, toys, archaeology and local history. Exciting…

    2.91 miles away
  13. Pavilion Theatre

    Part of Worthing Theatres, the Pavilion Theatre is situated on the promenade at the…

    3.01 miles away
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