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Gestlinges is one of the three villages mentioned in the Domesday book as being part of the rape of Gestlinges, also including Luet (Modern Pett) and Ramslie (a large manor including Fairlight).
The village has no proper centre,and it's ancient church, dedicated to St Laurence, stands beside a farm down a side road.
Hand made bricks are made in fourteen acre lane. The Guestling bricks are in great demand for restoring Churches and other old buildings, and they have been used at Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court and Camber castle.
Gregory Martin, a scholar at the time of Shakespeare and translator of the Latin Bible in to English, was born at Maxfield, an old timbered house to the north of the village.
Not far from the parish church is this small chapel, which is perhaps disused?
Church details, together with baptism, marriage, monumental inscription & burial records can be accessed by clicking on the church name.
The OPC Database has no census returns for people residing in this parish yet.
4 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.
42 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.
3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.
1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1881 census.
3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.
4 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.
The OPC database contains 54 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 39 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.
Trial and execution of Mary Ann Geering who was executed by hanging at Lewes Goal on 21st August 1849 - various newspaper accounts.
There are 12 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.
1866 Kelly's Directory for Guestling.
1851 Post Office Directory for Guestling
There are no books about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.
There are 3 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.
There are no people 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 no wills that mention this parish.
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