Waldron, (East Sussex)

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The name of the village is derived from the Saxon 'Walda' meaning woody ground.

The church was started in 1195, and probably lies on the location of an earlier wooden Saxon structure. The church was probably controlled by the monks of Battle Abbey as a licence in 1227 was given by the Abbey to allow Sybille de Dene permission to build a chapel on her estate. The chapel was to be administered by the rector of Waldron.

There are so many Fullers buried in the church yard that it is said one of the Rectors referred whimsically to the churchyard as "Fullers Earth".

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This wooden graveboard is in the graveyard at Waldon. Such boards were often used where money or stone were in short supply. This one dates from 1885, and marks the grave of the wife of William Peters of Surrey - sadly her name is no longer legible.

Places of worship:

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

All Saints

Bethel Chapel, Little London

Holy Cross Priory, Cross-in-Hand

Methodist Church, Cross-in-Hand

St Bartholomew, Cross-in-Hand

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

5 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

7 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

The Weald site has transcriptions of the 1841, 1851 & 1881 census returns.


Grid reference: 554900, 119200 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

Roll of Honour site has a transcription of the War Memorial.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 148 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 12 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.

Parish histories:

CastleUK.net have information and pictures of Waldron Castle, a medieval earth ringwork fortress


There are 97 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

POWPics (The new Roughwood churches album) contains 12 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

1909 Kelly's Directory for Waldron

1851 Post Office Directory for Waldron

1911 Kelly's Directory for Waldron


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

There are 8 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 3 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.


The OPC database contains 6 wills of people who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains 1 will which mention this parish.

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