Etchingham, (East Sussex)

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The 14th century church in Etchingham is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Mary and St Nicholas. It was built in the grounds of a moated manor owned by Sir William de Echyngham, and indeed the remains of the moat can still be seen. The building has had extensive repairs over the years to counter subsidence, perhaps caused by the drying out of the moat. These repairs included filling the vaults below the church with concrete (after the coffins had been reburied in the churchyard) in the early years of the twentieth century.

Places of worship:

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

The Assumption of Blessed Mary and St Nicholas

Wesleyan Methodist 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.


Grid reference: 571500, 126500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Other links relating to this parish:

Etchingham Community Website

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 75 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 73 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 78 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

POWPics (The new Roughwood churches album) contains 45 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.

Bygone Etchingham on flickr has an enormous collection of Etchingham images

Roughwood Postcard Album has images of Etchingham

Postal directories:

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


There is 1 book about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are 7 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 2 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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