Mayfield, (East Sussex)

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St Dunstan's Church, Mayfield. The earliest part of the present structure is Norman.

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Mayfield, like many Sussex towns, suffers the invasion of the motor car to its ancient high street! However the buildings still testify to its long history.

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St Dunstan, the great Saxon Archbishop of Canterbury built himself a home next to his wooden church at Mayfield. This became a great palace and is now a Catholic Convent and girl's school. This picture of the convent was taken from St Dunstan's church yard.

Places of worship:

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

Baptist Church

Church of the Good Shepherd, Five Ashes

Congregational Church

Convent of the Society of the Holy Child

Gospel Hall, Colkins Mill Lane

Mayfield College Chapel (Mayfield Grange)

Meadow Sweet Children's Colony Chapel

St Dunstan

St Thomas of Canterbury

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.

12 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

The Weald site has transcriptions of the 1841, 1851 & 1851 census returns


Grid reference: 558500, 126500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 466 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 73 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 203 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

POWPics (The new Roughwood churches album) contains 2 photographs of churches in this parish. This album will also display any postcards or other images of churches which are in the Sussex OPC database.

Roughwood Postcard Album has images of Argos windmill, near Mayfield

Postal directories:

The OPC database contains 1 postal directory entry for this parish, (breakdown below).

1 entry from the 1791 Universal British Directory.

1851 Post Office Directory for Mayfield


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

There are 8 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 7 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.


The OPC database contains 6 wills of people who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains 4 wills which mention this parish.

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