Place:Fulking, Sussex, England

Coordinates50.889°N 0.227°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inEast Sussex, England     (1865 - 1928)
East Sussex, England     (1928 - )
See alsoEdburton, Sussex, Englandparish of which it was part until 1894
Poynings Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was located
Lewes Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
Steyning East Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1894-1928
Cuckfield Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1928-1974
Mid Sussex District, West Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Fulking is a village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England. It is located on the north slopes of the South Downs, five miles (8 km) to the northwest of Brighton.

The parish was created in 1894, having previously been a section of the parish of Edburton. Edburton was split in two from north to south on the line which separated East Sussex from West Sussex and which also for centuries had separated the Lewes Rape from the Bramber Rape. Fulking took the Lewes Rape section. The line of division between West Sussex and East Sussex was changed in 1928 with the creation of the Mid Sussex District.

Fulking covers an area of 628.31 hectares (1,552.6 acres or 2.43sq mi). In the UK census of 2001 it had a population of 250, increasing to 301 by the 2011 UK census.

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.
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