Arundel, (West Sussex)

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The ancient town of Arundel is situated between Brighton and Chichester on the River Arun which gives the town its name and is tidal here. The Castle dominates the town and has been occupied by the Dukes of Norfolk for over 500 years. The Keep is Norman, whilst the inhabited part is more modern.

The parish church, dedicated to St Nicholas, is possibly unique in that the original chancel remains the (Roman Catholic) FitzAlan chantry chapel. North of the Castle is the park containing the Swanbourne Lake and the remains of Roman and Celtic earthworks.

Places of worship:

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

Arundel Hospital Mortuary Chapel

Baptist Church

Cathedral of Our Lady and St Philip Howard

Cemetery Chapel

College Chapel

Former Baptist Church

Poor Clares Convent Chapel, Cross Bush

Pynham Priory (De Calceto)

St George's Chapel, Castle

St Nicholas

Union Church (Trinity Chapel)

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

7 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

9 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

5 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.


Grid reference: 501974, 107247 ~ 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 and biographical information concerning the individuals listed

Other links relating to this parish:

Arundel Castle has its own website

Arundel Museum has its own website is a community website for the town with picture galleries and other interesting information

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 164 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 369 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.

Parish histories:

Local Histories by Tim Lambert has a history of Arundel


There are 230 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

Roughwood has pictures of Arundel windmill

Postal directories:

The OPC database contains 332 postal directory entries for this parish, (breakdown below).

149 entries from the 1791 Universal British Directory.

183 entries from the 1823 Pigot's Directory of Sussex.

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

1791 Universal British Directory for Arundel.

1823 Pigot's Directory of Sussex for Arundel.

1840 Directory of Sussex for Arundel.

1840 Pigot Directory for Arundel


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

There are 26 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 38 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.


The OPC database contains 2 wills of people who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains 4 wills which mention this parish.

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