infobox UK place
country = England
population = 103 (2001)
region= South East England
Arundel and South Downs
postcode_district = RH20
The nearest railway station is 3.3 miles (5.4km) southeast of the village, at Amberley.
The village is next to the line of
Stane Street, an important Roman road,where it acends the escarpmentof the South Downs. The church of the Holy Cross is a largely 13th century structure.
The area of the parish is 470.9 hectares (1163 acres). According to the 2001 census Bignor had a population of 103 people living in 43 households.
The village is most famous for the
Roman villaexcavated there which has been open to the public since 1815. The villa contains some of the finest and best preserved Roman mosaics in England.
Bignor Manor House
During World War II Bignor Manor House was the rented family home of Major Anthony Bertram who was working for military intelligence with French resistance agents. He volunteered to use the manor house as a secret forward base for members of the resistance who were waiting to be flown by light aircraft to
Franceon moonlit nights from Tangmereair base. His wife Barbara would look after the agents and carry out final checks on clothing and equipment to ensure that everything they had was consistent with being French. Agents returning from France would be taken there for food, rest and initial debriefing [Barbara Bertram, "French Resistance in Sussex" 1988, Barnworks Publishing ISBN: 1-899174-01-X] .
* [http://www.pyrrha.demon.co.uk/mbignor1.html Pyrrha's Roman Pages: Bignor Villa]
* [http://www.bignorromanvilla.co.uk Official Website for Bignor Roman Villa (Under construction - 15/03/07)]
* [http://www.achurchnearyou.com/venue.php?V=4788 Holy Cross Church]
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