Guestling, (East Sussex)

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Gestlinges is one of the three villages mentioned in the Domesday book as being part of the rape of Gestlinges, also including Luet (Modern Pett) and Ramslie (a large manor including Fairlight).

The village has no proper centre,and it's ancient church, dedicated to St Laurence, stands beside a farm down a side road.

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Hand made bricks are made in fourteen acre lane. The Guestling bricks are in great demand for restoring Churches and other old buildings, and they have been used at Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court and Camber castle.

Gregory Martin, a scholar at the time of Shakespeare and translator of the Latin Bible in to English, was born at Maxfield, an old timbered house to the north of the village.

Not far from the parish church is this small chapel, which is perhaps disused?

Places of worship:

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

Bible Christian Chapel, Three Oaks

St Laurence

Wesleyan Chapel

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

19 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.


Grid reference: 585500, 114500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 54 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 39 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.

Parish histories:

Trial and execution of Mary Ann Geering who was executed by hanging at Lewes Goal on 21st August 1849 - various newspaper accounts.


There are 20 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.

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.

1866 Kelly's Directory for Guestling.

1851 Post Office Directory for Guestling


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

There are 3 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 no wills that mention this parish.

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