Amberley, (West Sussex)

Amberley is situated at the foot of the South Downs and the village is noted for its many thatched cottages. There is also a castle, although it is actually a fortified manor house next to the Norman parish church dedicated to St Michael.

The castle is today a hotel. The village has a railway station, on the Arun Valley line, with services to Bognor Regis, Portsmouth and London.

The artist Edward Stott lived in Amberley from 1889 until his death in 1918. His monument is the largest in the churchyard and has a bust on the top carved by the sculptor Francis Wood. Wood's grave is nearby, marked with one of his own works.

The church contains 12th or 13th century wall paintings depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ.

Places of worship:

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

Congregational Chapel

St Edmund, Houghton Bridge

St Michael

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.


Grid reference: 503026, 113247 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

Roll of Honour have details of people recorded on the memorial in the parish church and on a stone cross (which also incorporates Houghton)

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 6 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are 78 protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.


The OPC database contains 9 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 79 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

Postal directories:

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

The OPC database contains the following directory sections which cover this parish.

1791 Universal British Directory for Arundel.

1851 Post Office Directory for Amberley

1909 Kelly's Directory for Amberley

1911 Kelly's Directory for Amberley


There are 3 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 4 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.


The OPC database contains 5 wills of people who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains no wills that mention this parish.

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