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The parish is about seven miles (10 km) long (from north to south) and two miles (3 km) wide. Its roots stretch back to the Bronze Age and it is also the site of a substantial Roman Villa.
The village has a church (St Margaret's, designed by Samuel Sanders Teulon in 1852), three schools, several small shops, a post office and many historic houses from the 1400s onwards. It is in a semi-rural area with many farms. With the building of the Bramley Green development, the population in 2005 is close to 8000.
The village's name is of an old Saxon form, meaning "the followers or dependents of Angenmaer".
Near Angmering is Highdown Hill, a National Trust property where one can picnic on the smooth grass near the edges of a former chalk quarry.
The village was the birthplace of 'black' Tom Oliver, who, after adding an l to his name to become Olliver, became the winning rider of the 1842, 1843 and 1853 Grand Nationals.
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