Danehill, (East Sussex)

The first written evidence for the village comes from 1265, and the first permanent houses from 1400. The Red Round Inn became a stopping place for travellers from London to Lewes by 1660, and as the roads became busier they were improved encouraging wealthier people to move to the area. These include John Baker Holroyd who moved into Sheffield Park in 1769 and later became the First Lord Sheffield.

The parish includes the hamlet of Chelwood Gate, which also has its own church. Maurice Gibb, a member of the Bee Gees, lived in the village for some years. Carry on films actor, Peter Butterworth, is buried in the cemetery.

Ancient parish:

Danehill was created from the parish of Fletching.

Places of worship:

Church details, together with baptism, marriage, monumental inscription & burial records can be accessed by clicking on the church name.

All Saints

Chelwood Gate Church, Chelwood Gate

Holy Trinity

Zion Strict Baptist Chapel

Census returns:

The OPC Database has no census returns for people residing in this parish yet.

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.


Grid reference: 540160, 127550 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Poll Registers:

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1641 Protestation Returns:

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The OPC database contains 28 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 43 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

POWPics (The new Roughwood churches album) contains 1 photographs of churches in this parish. This album will also display any postcards or other images of churches which are in the Sussex OPC database.

Postal directories:

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There are no books about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There is 1 article about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There is 1 person from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.


The OPC database contains no wills of people who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains 1 will which mention this parish.

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