Singleton, (West Sussex)

Singleton is perhaps mostly known as the location of the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, which is situated on the outskirts of the village. Over forty historic building have been rescued from various places in Sussex, dismantled and re-erected on the site.

To the south of the parish lies Goodwood Park, adjacent to the famous race course and in Singleton Forest, to the north, surprisingly, can be found an oil well. The parish also includes the hamlet of Charlton, which was used for the location filming of the Doctor Who serial 'Terror of the Zygons', in which it masquaraded as a fictional Scottish village called Tullock.

The village once had a railway station which served the village between 1880 and 1953. The station was subsequently converted into a residence.

The village once had a railway station which served the village between 1880 and 1953. The station was subsequently converted into a residence. The village name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon 'sengel', which means 'burnt clearing'.

Places of worship:

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

The Blessed Virgin Mary

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1881 census.

2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

Maps:

Grid reference: 487500, 113500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 20 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are 80 protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.

Gazettes:

The OPC database contains 7 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.

Photographs:

There are 16 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

Postal directories:

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

Publications:

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

There are 11 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.

Wills:

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

The OPC database contains no wills that mention this parish.

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