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Amberley is situated at the foot of the South Downs and the village is noted for its many thatched cottages. There is also a castle, although it is actually a fortified manor house next to the Norman parish church dedicated to St Michael.
The castle is today a hotel. The village has a railway station, on the Arun Valley line, with services to Bognor Regis, Portsmouth and London.
The artist Edward Stott lived in Amberley from 1889 until his death in 1918. His monument is the largest in the churchyard and has a bust on the top carved by the sculptor Francis Wood. Wood's grave is nearby, marked with one of his own works.
The church contains 12th or 13th century wall paintings depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ.
Church details, together with baptism, marriage, monumental inscription & burial records can be accessed by clicking on the church name.
722 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1841 census.
486 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.
9 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.
7 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.
19 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.
13 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1881 census.
27 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.
Roll of Honour have details of people recorded on the memorial in the parish church and on a stone cross (which also incorporates Houghton)
The OPC database contains 6 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.
There are 78 protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.
The OPC database contains 9 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.
There are 74 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.
The OPC database contains no postal directory entries for this parish.
The OPC database contains the following directory sections which cover this parish.
1791 Universal British Directory for Arundel.
1851 Post Office Directory for Amberley
1909 Kelly's Directory for Amberley
1911 Kelly's Directory for Amberley
There are 3 books about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.
There are 8 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.
There are 4 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.
The OPC database contains 5 wills of people who lived in this parish.
The OPC database contains no wills that mention this parish.
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