Alfriston, (East Sussex)

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Alfriston is a well know village between Brighton and Eastbourne, famous for its pre-reformation 'Clergy House' which is now owned by the National Trust. The quaint high street is home to the remains of a medieval market cross and the Star Inn. The Inn has been victim in recent years to the plague of our ancient high streets, the motor car, however it has been fully restored. The village is a popular destination for tourists and visitors.

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Here is a view of the high street during a lull in the traffic. The 14th century cruciform church is dedicated to St Andrew and is on a raised mound next to the village green.

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The village sign is located at the entrance to the Tye - an area of grass between the back of the houses and St Andrew's church.

Wingrove House is a colonial style building built in 1870 and used as accomodation by Harry Batho, racing manager to Horatio Bottomley. It later became an hotel and the adjacent stables and exercise yard facing the Tye were converted to residences.

Places of worship:

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

Congregational Church

St Andrew

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

13 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

9 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

7 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.


Grid reference: 551974, 103247 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

Roll of Honour have a transcription of the war memorial and biographical information concerning the individuals listed

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 36 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 79 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 113 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

POWPics (The new Roughwood churches album) contains 4 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.

Alfriston Clergy House - photographs and information on the Roughwood website

Postal directories:

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

GENUKI has the Kelly's 1867 directory entry for Alfriston

1909 Kelly's Directory for Alfriston

1911 Kelly's Directory for Alfriston


There are 5 books about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are 13 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 2 wills of people who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains 2 wills which mention this parish.

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