Orientation & Geography

Ford is a village and civil parish in the Arun District of West Sussex, England. It is located 3 km (two miles) to the south-west of Arundel. The civil parish, roughly triangular in shape, covers an area of 414.69 hectares (1,024.7 acres) and has a population of 1358 according to the 2001 census. The parish is also the location of HM Prison Ford, otherwise known as Ford Open Prison, and situated on the site of the former RAF Ford Battle of Britain airfield and Royal Naval Air Station (HMS Peregrine). Ford railway station is on the West Coastway Line.