Sompting, (West Sussex)

OPC for Sompting is : Eileen Colwell

Email: Eileen Colwell.

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The church in Sompting is rather special. It has the only remaining Saxon "Rhenish helm" tower roof (with four gables) in England, complete with the original Saxon timbers underneath.

Places of worship:

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

St Mary the Virgin

St Paulinus, Cokeham

St Peter's Chapel, Cokeham

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 1861 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

The OPC has paper copies of the 1841 - 1901 census returns and is prepared to do look ups on request.


Grid reference: 516500, 105500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Other links relating to this parish:

Community Website Lancing and Sompting

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 25 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are 75 protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.


The OPC database contains 11 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.

Parish histories:

Lancing & Sompting Pastfinders Local History Group


There are 31 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 Sompting


There are 4 books about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are 5 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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