There has always been much debate about how why this church stands alone, without an ancient village around it; theories include the Black Death, a devastating lighting strike or perhaps just natural migration of the population away from this bleak hill top.
Whatever the cause, it is likely the low population probably saved St Helen's from the Victorian 'restorers'. Today much of the medieval fabric remains, the inside having more changes to make a living building more suitable for today's worship, while retaining a few original features.
Nowadays, the advancing modern housing of Hove is slowly surrounding the old building, giving it once again a community to shelter.
Church details, together with baptism, marriage, monumental inscription & burial records can be accessed by clicking on the church name.
The OPC Database has no census returns for people residing in this parish yet.
1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.
1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.
1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 - look up service offered
1901 census is transcribed on the OPCs own site
The OPC has abstracts from Military Execution Records and offers a look up service.
The OPC has abstracts from 'James Rook, Highwayman' and the Demographic index by R C Grant including Domesday Entries, Surveys, Wills, Maps & Tithes as well as a list of source references relating to Hangleton. A look up service is offered.
The OPC database contains 3 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.
There are no protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.
The OPC database contains 10 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.
Hangleton Past is the OPC's own website dedicated to Hangleton's history
There are 12 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.
New Roughwood Churches Album has 4 images of churches in this parish.
The OPC database contains no postal directory entries for this parish.
1867 Kelly's Directory is on the GENUKI site
1851 Post Office Directory for Hangleton
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 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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