Newhaven, (East Sussex)

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Newhaven lies on the coast, at the end of the valley carved through the South Downs by the River Ouse. Over the centuries the river mouth has migrated between Newhaven and Seaford in response to the growth and decay of a shingle spit (shoal) at its mouth.

At one time there were three Anglican churches in the town, all with their own parishes during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The ancient church is dedicated St Michael and All Angels. The site of the demolished Christ Church is now occupied by the Police Station and St Wilfrid's (on the East Side over the river) is also long gone.

Places of worship:

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

Baptist Church

Calvinistic Baptist Chapel

Cemetery Chapel

Christ Church

Congregational Chapel

Convent of the Sacred Heart Chapel

Countess of Huntingdon

Elim Pentecostal Church

Methodist Church

Mission To Seamen Chapel

Primitive Methodist Church

Sacred Heart

St Michael

St Wilfrid (East Side Mission Church)

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

11 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

16 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

17 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

15 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.


Grid reference: 544500, 101500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 34 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 51 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 129 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 Newhaven Harbour

Postal directories:

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

The OPC database contains the following directory sections which cover this parish.

1791 Universal British Directory for Lewes.

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


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

There are 17 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 3 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 no wills that mention this parish.

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