New Shoreham, (West Sussex)

OPC for New Shoreham is : Jeremy Goldsmith

Email: Jeremy Goldsmith.

Shoreham-by-Sea, is a town and civil parish in the Adur District of West Sussex, England. The town is bordered to its north by the South Downs, to its west by the Adur valley and to its south by the River Adur and Shoreham Beach on the English Channel. The town lies in the middle of the ribbon of urban development along the coast between the city of Brighton & Hove and the town of Worthing.

The town and port of New Shoreham was established by the Norman conquerors towards the end of the 11th Century. St Mary de Haura Church was built in the decade following 1103 (the Domesday Book was dated 1086), and around this time the town was laid out on a grid pattern that, in essence, survives in the town centre. The Church is only half the size of the original - the former nave has completely fallen down although remnants of the original west facade survive in the Churchyard to some height.

Other New Shoreham parishes:

Shoreham Beach.

Places of worship:

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

Baptist Chapel

Countess of Huntingdon

Primitive Methodist Chapel

Primitive Methodist Church, High Street

Providence Strict Baptist Chapel

St Francis

St Mary de Haura

St Peter

St Peter (New church)

Wesleyan Chapel, New Road

Wesleyan Methodist Church

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 - look up service offered


Grid reference: 522500, 104500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 93 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 135 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 59 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

Postal directories:

The OPC database contains 84 postal directory entries for this parish, (breakdown below).

1 entry from the 1791 Universal British Directory.

83 entries from the 1823 Pigot's Directory of Sussex.

The OPC database contains the following directory sections which cover this parish.

1791 Universal British Directory for Shoreham.

1823 Pigot's Directory of Sussex for Shoreham.


There is 1 book about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are 29 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 7 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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