Wivelsfield, (West Sussex)

OPC for Wivelsfield is : Terry Bridger

Email: Terry Bridger.

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The Ote Hall Chapel was founded by the Countess of Huntingdon in 1778 and built in 1780.

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Wivelsfield is located about two miles south of Haywards Heath. The parish church is dedicated to St Peter & St John the Baptist. The small Norman and Early English church has a fine Saxon doorway.

Places of worship:

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

Bethel Chapel

Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Ote Hall Chapel

St George's Retreat (Chapel)

St Peter & St John the Baptist

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

8 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

7 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.


Grid reference: 534500, 120500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

Roll of Honour have lots of information about the war memorial and other monuments in the parish

Other links relating to this parish:

Wivelsfield Parish Council have a comprehensive web site

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 72 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 56 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.

Parish histories:

Wivelsfield Historical Society have regular meetings and have a History Study Group


There are 20 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

POWPics (The new Roughwood churches album) contains 3 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.

1851 Post Office Directory for Wivelsfield


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

There are 6 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 2 wills which mention this parish.

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