Steyning, (West Sussex)

Parish picture

According to legend, St Cuthman built a church where he stopped after carrying his mother in a wheelbarrow. The parish church was originally dedicated to him, later to St Andrew and now to both. The father of King Alfred the Great, Ethelwulf of Wessex, was originally buried in that church before being transferred to Winchester. A Saxon grave slab (incised with two crosses indicating a royal burial) is on display in the church porch.

Places of worship:

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

Church of Christ the King

Jarvis Chapel

Methodist Church

St Andrew

Trinity Chapel

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.

4 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

4 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.


Grid reference: 517500, 111500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Other links relating to this parish:

Norma Temperton's Family Bible contains many references to people living in this parish.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 131 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are 199 protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.


The OPC database contains 155 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.

Parish histories:

Steyning Museum has some information, including photographs, available on line.


There are 76 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

POWPics (The new Roughwood churches album) contains 1 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.

Postal directories:

The OPC database contains 66 postal directory entries for this parish, (breakdown below).

66 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 Steyning.

1823 Pigot's Directory of Sussex for Steyning.

1851 Post Office Directory for Steyning


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

There are 35 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 19 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.


The OPC database contains 6 wills of people who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains 4 wills which mention this parish.

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