Lying just over a mile to the North West of Worthing town centre, Tarring has the oldest and most historic street in Worthing with buildings dating back to the medieval period.

People and property

The Grade II listed 13th Century St Andrews Parish Church with its tall spire is a landmark of Tarring village. As well as the church, Tarring is home to numerous other listed buildings from the 13th to 19th Century. In terms of residential property, older buildings are supplemented by affordable and more recently developed houses and flats. Today, almost 72% of residential property consists of houses and 28% flats. Being so close to town centre it offers an opportunty for residents who work in town to walk or cycle to work, and indeed, almost 20% of the population commute in this way. It is also well served by the A27 and West Worthing station for commuters.

Key property data includes:

  • 74% of residents own their home and 26% rent.
  • The average selling price over the last 12 months was £284,000
  • 68% of sales over the last 12 months were of houses and 32% were flats.
  • The average selling price of houses was £340,000
  • Average rents achieved are approx £948. 
  • 89% of the properties are served with ultra fast broadband (over 300 mbps) compared with regional average of 53%. 
  • The most predominant industry of employment is Public admin, education & health which comprises 31.5% of the working age population. During the working day, the population decreases by 27.9%.
  • Approximately 64% of the working population drive to work while approximately 20% walk or cycle.
  • 89% of homes are located within a 200 meter walk of a bus stop or railway station.


The area has a well connected transport infrastructure with easy access to the A27 and West Worthing train station, which has direct and connecting trains to Brighton, London, Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth and Chichester. 64% of the local population drive to work and 20% either cycle or walk given the close proximity to Worthing town centre. Approximately 90% of homes are within 200 walking meters of either a bus stop or railway station. 


Thomas a Becket, Worthing High School, Durrington High Schhol, Worthing High School. 

Did you know?

  • Tarring was listed in the Domesday book in 1086 as terringes.
  • In 1801, much of the village was lost to fire.
  • West Tarring had an ancient fig garden dating from 1745 or earlier; it existed at least until 1950
  • On one day of the year (July) residents are obliged by law to open up the gardens for free to members of the public.

Things to do

Take a wander to see the historic buildings and if your feeling energetic before lunch, why not follow the Tarring Trail - a 1.5 mile walk that takes in many of the historic sites. For more information see here :http://www.worthingheritagealliance.org.uk/WHA_Tarring_Trail.pdf

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