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The largest parish church in the UK is theParish
Church of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity at Kingston-upon-Hull. Its
external length is 87.7 metres (288 ft). It is made of brick and was constructed
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral has an internal length of 194 metres (636 ft).
The Church of St. Mary Redcliffe in Bristol, for grandeur of proportion and elaboration of design one of the most celebrated parish churches in England; but built 1292.
Circencester Parish Church is large with Tudor additions.
The remains of the largest discovered Anglo-Saxon Church was found at Circencester and measured 55 metres long. The oldest remaining Anglo-Saxon church is St. Peter-on-the-Wall, at Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex dated from AD 654-660. However, the Church of Winchester (replaced by the Norman Cathedral, 1093) was built by King Cenwalh of Wessex circa AD 648 and was 30 metres long., although this seems to be enlarged to a church of a length of 76 metres by the 10th century.
The largest school Chapel is at Lancing College (on the hill on the opposite of the River Adur to Mill Hill in the town of Lancing). It has a capacity of 600. The height of the chapel is 45.7 metres (150 ft).
fall of the Roman Empire there was a powerful penetration of Germanic (Teutonic)
peoples, especially in northern and eastern France. The decline of Rome
left Gaul open to Germanic invasion. Germanic tribes entered in the 3rd
century, but with the increased stability of the Gallo-Roman Empire these
incursions were prevented in the 4th century. The political divisions of
the Roman Empire in AD 395 encouraged Germanic invasion. By the late 5th
century AD the Salian Franks, occupied the area north of the Loire River.
Clovis (ruled 481/482-511), the son of Childeric, unified Gaul with the
exception of areas in the southeast. During the years following his accession,
Clovis consolidated the position of the Franks in northern Gaul.(Ency.
Gauls is the Roman name for the Celtic tribes that occupied France.
Census 1981 Adur District statistics:
Population density: 1402 per sq. km (Worthing is 2820, Brighton 2535)
Foreign born = 3.6%
Pensionable age = 24.4% (Worthing = 34.9%, Brighton = 24.3%)
Households with car = 63.5% (Brighton = 49.6%, Horsham District inland area = 78.1%).
Owner occupiers = 73.4% (Brighton was 56.6%), Council tenants = 19.2%, Private Tenants = 7.4%.
Employment = Manufacturing 22.9% (highest in Sussex, Brighton was 17.1%), Services 57.3%, Agriculture 0.9%,
Married Women working 59%.
Unemployed 6.2% (Brighton was 11.1%, highest in Sussex).
Adur unemployment in 1971 = 3.22% (Brighton was 4.72%).
In October 1982, the UK unemployment rate was 13.6%, but the rate in Brighton was 12.6%.
Agenda 21: New figures by Natalie Brahma-Pearl,
Adur DC. (Autumn 2001)
Employment, Public Services = 29%, Business & Financial Services = 25%, Retail = 20%, Manufacturing & Construction = 16%, Unemployed = 2.3%. (92.3%).
Working within Adur District = 47%.