Hangleton, (East Sussex)

OPC for Hangleton is : Sue Burgess

Email: Sue Burgess.

Web site: http://www.hangletonpast.co.uk/.

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St Helen's Parish Church is situated at the top of Hangleton Way and is a Grade II listed building.

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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.

Places of worship:

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

Arabic Evangelical Church

Oasis Christian Fellowship

St Helen

St Richard

Census returns:

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

1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 - look up service offered

1901 census is transcribed on the OPCs own site


Grid reference: 526500, 107500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

The OPC has abstracts from Military Execution Records and offers a look up service.

Other links relating to this parish:

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.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 3 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 10 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.

Parish histories:

Hangleton Past is the OPC's own website dedicated to Hangleton's history


There are 12 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

Postal directories:

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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