Warnham, (West Sussex)

Warnham is a village and civil parish in the Horsham district of West Sussex, England. Other named settlements within the parish include the hamlets of Goose Green, Kingsfold and Winterfold as well as parts of Strood Green and Rowhook.

The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was born two miles from Warnham at Field Place, a broad-fronted country house set on an estate/working farm.

Warnham has a number of shops, including a village store and butcher, two pubs (The Sussex Oak and The Greets Inn) and a railway station (albeit some two miles from the village, on the Horsham - Epsom Line).

The Parish Church, dedicated to St. Margaret was built in the 14th Century, but contains substantial later additions. Shelley was baptised there in 1792 and later rode every day for lessons with Reverend Edwards, the church vicar. In addition it houses monuments belonging to a number of influential Sussex families, among them the Carylls, the Lucases and the Shelleys

Places of worship:

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

Dependent Chapel

St Margaret

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

4 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1881 census.

9 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.


Grid reference: 515800, 133700 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 110 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are 127 protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.


The OPC database contains 10 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 30 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

Postal directories:

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

1909 Kelly's Directory for Warnham

1851 Post Office Directory for Warnham

1911 Kelly's Directory for Warnham


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

There are 6 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are no people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.


The OPC database contains 1 will of someone who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains no wills that mention this parish.

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