Ditchling, (East Sussex)

Parish picture

Parts of the ancient Parish Church predate the Norman Conquest of 1066 and comprises a porch, nave, south aisle, north and south transepts, the chancel and the Abergavenny Chapel.

The tower is built over the nave crossing and contains eight bells.

Places of worship:

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

Beulah Strict Baptist Chapel

Emmanuel Chapel

Old Meeting House

Quaker Meeting House

St Margaret of Antioch

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

5 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

5 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 1891 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.


Grid reference: 532500, 115500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

Roll of Honour board in St Margaret's church

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 102 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 16 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.

Parish histories:

Ditchling History Project contains a great deal of fascinating information about the parish, and individual histories.


There are 64 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

Postal directories:

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

1867 Kelly's Directory for Ditchling is available on the GENUKI site

1840 Pigot Directory for Ditchling


There are 4 books about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are 14 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 6 people 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 5 wills which mention this parish.

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