Wartling, (East Sussex)

OPC for Wartling is : Derek Creasey

Email: Derek Creasey.

Web site: http://www.family-history.org.uk/.

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Wartling, or as the Domesday book spells it, Werlingas, derives its name from the Old English for the "settlement of Wyrtel's people". At the time it was recorded in the 1086 survey it had a population of 280. The modern parish covers 3,287 acres.

The earliest parts of the present church, dedicated to St Mary Magdalene, date from the 13th century, although there was a chapel here before 1090. The north and south chancel walls and part of the west end date from this period.

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The village is very small, centred around the church and the Inn, on a small mound just a few feet above the Pevensey Levels.

Places of worship:

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

St Mary Magdalene

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

7 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

23 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.


Grid reference: 565500, 109500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

Roll of Honour have images and transcriptions of war memorials

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 122 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 13 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.

Parish histories:

Memoirs of John Curteis of Windmill Place, 1864 - 1938, written in 1938


There are 13 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

POWPics (The new Roughwood churches album) contains 13 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.

1909 Kelly's Directory for Wartling

1851 Post Office Directory for Wartling

1911 Kelly's Directory for Wartling


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

There are no 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 2 wills which mention this parish.

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