is a village and civil parish
in the Arun
District of West Sussex
. It is located five miles (8 km) to the north-west of Littlehampton
, and is situated south of the A27 road
. Located on the southernmost slopes of the South Downs
the civil parish covers an area of and has a population of 1941 persons (2001 census), and also includes the villages of Binsted to the east and Fontwell to the west.St Mary's Church
in Walberton has a Saxon font
and west wall. There is a pub in Walberton The Holly Tree
(reopened late Dec 2010 after several months of closure, but with its fate still undecided by the brewery owners). Towards the end of the village there is a small village pond where children are quite often seen feeding the ducks. There are a small number of shops and a post office next to the modern village hall.
Binsted has a pub, the Black Horse
and a Norman church built in 1140 A.D. by the monks of Tortington Priory. Roman and medieval pottery and tile kilns have been excavated there.
The Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, with its golf course which lies between Walberton and Binsted, was formerly Avisford, a prep school for Roman Catholic boys, where BBC presenter Edward Stourton
was head boy and where the late Robert Nairac
spent a year teaching before university in the late 1960s.