Ebernoe, (West Sussex)

The Anglican parish church is situated outside of the village among the trees on the common. It was built from locally made brick in the nineteenth century, with the separate parish created in 1874. The churchyard is walled to exclude rabbits the churchyard and is a haven for wild flowers. Adjoining the church there is the old school, which pre-dates the church.

The ponds on the common were originally constructed for the iron industry and there is also an old brick works which is thought to have been supplying bricks to Petworth House. Ebernoe Furnace Pond was established in 1594 by the Smythes of Wassell to make pig iron for Wassell Forge, at Kirdford. The waters are hidden in woodland on the large Ebernoe Common, an ancient woodland and nature reserve managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust.

Wassell Mill was formerly a corn-mill and prior to the mid-17th century was a forge for iron working. A stream was dammed to give water power and this arrangement was visible in this area in 1980s, although the water-wheel itself was missing. A short distance from Wassell Mill is a house called Little Wassel, which is believed to have been the miller's house until 1843, when corn milling ceased.

Ancient parish:

Ebernoe was created from the parish of Kirdford.

Places of worship:

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

Holy Trinity

Census returns:

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People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.


Grid reference: 976000, 278000 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

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1909 Kelly's Directory for Ebernoe

1911 Kelly's Directory for Ebernoe


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