Burpham, (West Sussex)

Burpham is built on the site of a Saxon fortified 'Burgh' which overlooks the River Arun.

The church, dedicated to St Mary, is built of local flint rubble and the lower courses of the roof are Horsham slab. It has Saxon origins, but its most well known feature is the Norman arch which leads into the south trancept.

The grave of the Rev. Edward Tickner Edwards is in the churchyard. He died aged 79 in 1945. He came to live in the village from London, bringing with him his wife and young family. He worked as a writer, when at the age of 50 he joined the army in 1915. He started as a private, serving throughout the Gallipoli campaign, and ended the war as a captain. He was ordained in 1920, working at Lyminster and Folkington. He was appointed Vicar of Burpham in 1927, a position held until his retirement in 1935 after which he continued to live in the area.

Places of worship:

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

St Mary the Virgin

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.


Grid reference: 504026, 109006 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

Roll of Honour has a transcription of the war memorial together with information concerning those named

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 18 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are 49 protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.


The OPC database contains 2 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 19 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 for Burpham is available on the GENUKI site

1851 Post Office Directory for Burpham


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

There are 7 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 5 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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