Lancing has a long history dating back to the Stone Age. During the Bronze Age (1500 to 500 BC) a sacred place was made near Lancing clump and an incense cup and fragments of pottery from this spot are now in the British Museum. In Roman times, when Chichester became an important city, a road was constructed along the coastal plain through Lancing and Sompting. Part of it can still be traced at North Lancing by the name a�?The Streeta��.}