Berwick, (East Sussex)

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Berwick, pronounced Ber-wick, is a small village with an Early English church. The chancel contains a canopied tomb to a former rector, George Hall. It is said the marks on the tower near the font were made by thirteenth century bowmen sharpening their arrows before going to practice after church.

"Recollections of a Sussex Parson" was written by Edward Boys Ellman, Rector of Berwick.

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Following major damage during the war, the church walls are now painted with 20th century murals.

Sir Horatio Bottomley the local Member of Parliament who lived in Upper Dicker was responsible for the building of Berwick station (originally Dicker Halt) to provide him with easy access to London.

Today the village still has a station on the Eastbourne to Lewes railway line.

Places of worship:

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

St Michael & All Angels

Census returns:

People residing in the parish:

199 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1841 census.

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

4 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.


Grid reference: 551974, 105247 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

Roll of Honour have a transcription of the war memorial together with biographical information concerning the individuals listed.

War Memorial in St Michael's church yard

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 33 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 2 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 25 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

POWPics (The new Roughwood churches album) contains 25 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 is available on the GENUKI site

1851 Post Office Directory for Berwick


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

There are 6 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 5 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 1 will which mention this parish.

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