Ashington, (West Sussex)

OPC for Ashington is : Daphne Norton

Email: Daphne Norton.

Ashington is situated 49 miles south of London and about four miles from Steyning. The village originated as a chapelry of Washington, but became a stand alone parish in about 1190.

A rectory house is mentioned in the record in about 1570 as being in bad repair. The old rectory house was replaced in 1856-7 by a new red brick building which was a private house by 1983. A new rectory was built in 1970 midway between the Parish Church and Ashington water mill.

Places of worship:

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

Methodist Chapel

St Peter & St Paul

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.

4 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

The OPC has the complete set of census returns for the parish and offers a look up service


Grid reference: 513026, 116500 ~ 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

Other links relating to this parish:

The OPC is also involved with a link up project (1997 ongoing) between Ashington (Northumberland) and Ashington in West Sussex.

The OPC has many old photographs and postcards, individual histories, tithe map and documentation, inventories and extracts from land tax documents.

Ashington Village website has interesting local information and some historical notes

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 29 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are 33 protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.


The OPC database contains 46 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.

Parish histories:

Interesting article about Ashington written by the OPC, with then and now photographs.


There are 18 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

Ashington Mill - Photograph in the Roughwood Mill Album

Postal directories:

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

The OPC has the Kelly's 1930/31 & 1939 directories and offers a look up service

1840 Pigot Directory for Ashington

1851 Post Office Directory for Ashington

1909 Kelly's Directory for Ashington

1911 Kelly's Directory for Ashington


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

There is 1 article about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There is 1 person from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.


The OPC database contains no wills of people who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains 1 will which mention this parish.

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