Telscombe, (East Sussex)

OPC for Telscombe is : Lisa Smith

Email: Lisa Smith.

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Telscombe is situated at the end of a long winding country road which leaves the main road at Southease. The parish church, dedicated to St Laurence, is built high on a bank, with the cemetery higher still.

The church was given by King Edgar to the Abbey of Hyde, Winchester, in 966. The Norman church contains an early English arcaded font from the 13th century.

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In 1933 the entire hamlet of Telscombe was bequeathed to the Brighton Corporation by Mr Ambrose Goram who had been a benefactor of the village.

The manor house has original Tudor priest holes where priest hid from to avoid persecution in the reign of Elizabeth I and which were used in later years by smugglers.

Places of worship:

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

St Laurence

Census returns:

People residing in the parish:

126 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1841 census.

175 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

156 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

129 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

128 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

8 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

20 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

6 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.

Maps:

Grid reference: 540500, 103500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 9 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.

Gazettes:

The OPC database contains no entries for people mentioned in Gazzetes associated with this parish.

Photographs:

There are 44 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

Postal directories:

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

The OPC offers a look up service on the following:
1855 Post office directory of Essex, Herefordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey & Sussex
1858 Melville's directory and gazeteer of Sussex
1859 Post office directory of Sussex
1866 Post office directory of Sussex
1871 Post office directory of Sussex
1878 Post office directory of Sussex
1890 Kelly's directory of Sussex
1891 Kelly's directory of Kent, Sussex & Surrey (Part II)
1899 Kelly's directory of Sussex
1905 Kelly's directory of Sussex Trade
1911 Kelly's directory of Sussex
1915 Kelly's directory of Sussex

1851 Post Office Directory for Telscombe

Publications:

There are 3 books about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There is 1 article 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.

Wills:

The OPC database contains 4 wills of people who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains no wills that mention this parish.

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