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The name Fairlight is believed to derive from "Fern Leagh" meaning "Bracken Clearing".
It is also possible for the name to have derived from Pharos Light (Pharos meaning lighthouse). The village has also been known as Farleg, Farleia, Fernlega, Farleigh, Fayrleigh and Farnleigh.
Erected in 1845, St Andrew's Church, Fairlight commands a wonderful view of the channel, and is a landmark for miles around. Amongst the tombs in the churchyard are those of Richard D'Oyly Carte, the founder of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera company and Thomas Attwood Walmisley (1814 - 1856), who became Professor of Music at Cambridge at the age of 22.
Church details, together with baptism, marriage, monumental inscription & burial records can be accessed by clicking on the church name.
631 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1841 census.
1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1841 census.
3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.
25 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.
1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.
4 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1881 census.
4 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.
The OPC database contains 37 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.
There are no protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.
The OPC database contains 17 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.
There are 65 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.
The OPC database contains no postal directory entries for this parish.
1867 Kelly's Directory for Fairlight is available on the GENUKI site
1851 Post Office Directory for Fairlight
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 are 4 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.
The OPC database contains 1 will of someone who lived in this parish.
The OPC database contains no wills that mention this parish.
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