The western end and northern parts of the parish of Sompting remain mainly rural with an abundance of flint walls, old houses and cottages.
Biographer, novelist and adventurer, Edward John Trelawney, who is best known for his friendship with the romantic poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, had his final home in Sompting. One can now stay in the Coach House at Trelawney's, which has been converted into a stylish holiday let.
The Church of St Mary's was built around 1000 and features a fine Saxon tower with a Rhenish Helm (the last of its kind remaining in the country).
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