Alciston, (East Sussex)

OPC for Alciston is : Allen Curtis

Email: Allen Curtis.

Web site: None known, please let us know if you have any information.

Parish picture

Alciston is a small village which lies on the edge of the South Downs in East Sussex in Southern England.

The chalk built church was founded by the Saxons, and evidence of their building has been found under the east window. The internal walls of the chancel clearly show truncated arches, sure indication that the building was shortened in antiquity.

Parish picture

Alciston has the remains of a 14th century monastery which was owned by the Abbey at Battle. The impressive dovecote from the monastery has been restored. The 170ft long tithe barn has a roof containing 50,000 tiles. Both buildings are visible in this photograph.

Places of worship:

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

Parish Church

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

6 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.

A look up service is offered for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 & 1901


Grid reference: 550500, 105500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

Great War Churches has photographs of military memorials

Roll of Honour have details of people recorded on the memorials at Alciston and Selmeston

War Memorial in the parish church

Other links relating to this parish:

The OPC lives in Australia, so would welcome help in getting copies of source information pertinent to this parish for transcription

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 10 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are no protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.


The OPC database contains 6 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 6 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

POWPics (The new Roughwood churches album) contains 14 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:

The OPC database contains no postal directory entries for this parish.

1867 Kelly's directory for Alciston is available on the GENUKI site


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

There are 2 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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