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Appledram

Appledram
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From this small parish, rich in history, residents and visitors alike enjoy magnificent views from Dell Quay, once the port for Chichester, out over the waters of the harbour with bobbing boats and abundant wildlife or, by turning north, espy across the rich low-lying farmland the “always present cathedral spire”, according to naturalist W.H. Hudson a century ago, with the line of distant Downs beyond . This is a scattered parish of several parts with farms, fine waterside residences, and even prosperous business parks and a hotel on Birdham Road, much of it within the Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From a visit to its picturesque parish church or a walk along the harbour path, one instantly sympathises with residents’ concerns as they observe the “rat-run” of Apuldram Lane or contemplate the possibility of future major developments nearby threatening their parish’s quintessentially English charm .