Lindfield, (West Sussex)

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All Saints is a fine cruciform church, rather too over restored by the Victorians.

The Tiger Inn is mentioned in the 1840 Pigot's directory for Lindfield, but is today used by parishioners as additional accommodation for church activities.

Parish picture

The village of Lindfield has a very picturesque pond at its centre, surrounded by attractive houses. Perhaps this has assisted the village in its many wins in the Best Kept Village competition!

The United Reformed Church is situated in the main street.

Lindfield is also well known for its great Bonfire Celebrations each year when a procession of people with lighted torches parade around the whole village prior to the ritual lighting of the bonfire and a great firework display.

Other Lindfield parishes:

Scaynes Hill.

Places of worship:

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

All Saints

Cemetery Chapel, Walstead

Chapel, Great Walstead School

Congregational Chapel

Evangelical Free Church

Memorial Chapel, Buxshall

Census returns:

People residing in the parish:

681 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

53 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

7 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

6 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

4 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.


Grid reference: 534500, 125500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Other links relating to this parish:

Lindfield Parish Council

Lindfield online - a community website

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 202 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 84 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.

Parish histories:

Lindfield History Project Group are an independent local history group undertaking research projects into the heritage of Lindfield parish, making their findings publically available


There are 52 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

POWPics (The new Roughwood churches album) contains 15 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.

1867 Kelly's Directory for Lindfield is available on the GENUKI site

1840 Pigot Directory for Lindfield

1851 Post Office Directory for Lindfield


There are 2 books about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are 12 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 12 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.


The OPC database contains 2 wills of people who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains 3 wills which mention this parish.

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