Place:Angmering, Sussex, England

Coordinates50.817°N 0.483°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inWest Sussex, England     (1865 - )
See alsoArundel Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
Poling Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was located
East Preston Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1894-1933
Worthing Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1933-1974
Arun District, West Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Angmering is a large village and civil parish between Littlehampton and Worthing in West Sussex on the southern edge of the South Downs National Park. About two-thirds of the parish (mostly north of the A27 road) fall within the Park. The parish of East Preston falls between it and the English Channel coast; Littlehampton is to the southwest. Since 1974 it has been part of the Arun District.

Angmering has an area of 17.82 km2 (6.88 sq mi) and a population of 7,614 in the UK census of 2011. It is generally rectangular in shape, about seven miles (10 km) long (from north to south) and two miles (3 km) wide.

It has been inhabited since the Bronze Age and there are the remains of a Roman Villa and bath house.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Angmering.

Research Tips

  • The West Sussex Record Office is located in Chichester. Because it holds the records of the Church of England Diocese of Chichester, which covers the whole of Sussex, it has church records relating to both parts of Sussex.
  • An on-line catalogue for some of the collections held by the West Sussex Record Office is available under the Access to Archives (A2A) project (a nationwide facility housed at The National Archives, Kew).
  • West Sussex Past - database of 2 million records from West Sussex heritage organizations.
  • The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies' Sussex Collection (PDF). This is a 9-page PDF naming the files relating to Sussex in their collection-a possible first step in a course of research.
  • The National Library of Scotland has a website which provides maps taken from the Ordnance Survey England & Wales One-Inch to the Mile series of 1892-1908 as well as equivalent maps for Scotland itself. The immediate presentation is a "help" screen and a place selection screen prompting the entry of a location down to town, village or parish level. These screens can be removed by a click of the "X". The map is very clear and shows parish and county boundaries and many large buildings and estates that existed at the turn of the 20th century. Magnification can be adjusted and an "overlay feature" allows inspection of the area today along with that of 1900. The specific map from the series can be viewed as a whole ("View this map") and this allows the inspection of the map legend (found in the left hand bottom corner. Becoming familiar with the various facilities of these maps is well worth the trouble.
  • GENUKI on Angmering
  • British History Online. A History of the County of Sussex does not cover the Poling Hundred.
  • A history of Ham House, an estate quite obvious on the One-Inch to the Mile map, is to be found in a website provided by a local community website entitled "Angmering Village Life".
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