Tortington, (West Sussex)

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The small commmunity of Tortington owes its roots to the Augustinian Priory which was founded here in the middle of the 12th century.

The church was probably built in about 1140 to serve the small community of lay tenants.

Although no longer used for regular worship, the church remains consecrated and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

Places of worship:

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

Former Augustinian Priory

St Mary Magdalene

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.


Grid reference: 500500, 105500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

Roll of honour hanging in St Mary's Church lists those fighting on the front during the 1914-18 war and indicates those wounded, killed or captured.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 6 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are 18 protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.


The OPC database contains 3 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.

Parish histories:

British History Online have an article about Tortington


There are 9 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

Postal directories:

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

1851 Post Office Directory for Tortington


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

There are 4 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 no wills of people who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains 1 will which mention this parish.

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