Westbourne, (West Sussex)

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The parish church is dedicated to St John the Baptist and is the most westerly church in the Diocese of Chichester. The present building is 13th century with extensive rebuilding work executed in the 15th century, although there has been a place of worship on the site since Saxon times.

The yew trees beside the path were also planted in the 15th century and it is said they form the oldest yew avenue in England.

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The Westbourne Baptist Church is a neat whitewashed building in the village.

Other Westbourne parishes:


Places of worship:

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

Baptist Church

Cemetery Chapel

St John the Baptist

Woodmancote Church

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 1851 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.


Grid reference: 475500, 107500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

War Memorial - a transciption of the names engraved on the war memorial in the churchyard.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 164 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are 243 protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.


The OPC database contains 39 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 7 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

Postal directories:

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

1909 Kelly's Directory for Westbourne

1911 Kelly's Directory for Westbourne

1851 Post Office Directory for Westbourne


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 4 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.


The OPC database contains 1 will of someone who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains no wills that mention this parish.

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