Chailey, (East Sussex)

Places of worship:

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

Chailey Free Church, South Common

New Heritage Chapel (St Helen's)

St Agnes, Sheffield Park

St John, South Common

St Martin, Heritage School Chapel

St Mary the Virgin, North Common

St Peter

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

6 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

10 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

6 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.


Grid reference: 539500, 119500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

Chailey 1914-18 : a Sussex community during the First World War. Features biographies of 500+ men and women including members of Sussex 54 VAD and their sick and wounded soldier patients who were nursed at Hickwells and Beechlands (Beechland House) during WW1.

Roll of Honour have details of men recorded on the war memorial

Other links relating to this parish:

Roughwood Mills Album has images of the windmill at North Chailey

Roughwood Mills Album has an image of the remains of the windmill in South Chailey

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 98 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 7 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 89 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

POWPics (The new Roughwood churches album) contains 2 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.

Roughwood Postcard Album has images of Chailey windmill

Postal directories:

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

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

1840 Pigot Directory for Chailey

1851 Post Office Directory for Chailey


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

There are 3 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 20 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 5 wills which mention this parish.

Interest in this parish:

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