North Bersted, (West Sussex)

During the early 20th century the home of Mr Richard Sharp (born about 1844 at Boxgrove) became a celebrated tourist destination. For reasons known only to himself, Mr Sharp had covered the walls and ceilings of his rooms with postage stamps. Not content with this, he also created festoons and covered screens and other furniture with stamps too, making his home unique.

Ancient parish:

North Bersted was created from the parish of South Bersted.

Places of worship:

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

Holy Cross

Census returns:

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


Grid reference: 492211, 100926 ~ 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 at Bognor Memorial Hospital together with biographical information concerning the individuals listed. It covers 1914-1919 and includes the villages of South and North Bersted, Aldwick, Shripney, and Felpham.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 2 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are 13 protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.


The OPC database contains no entries for people mentioned in Gazzetes associated with this parish.


There are 17 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

Postal directories:

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


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

There are 2 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 no wills that mention this parish.

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