Place:Marden, Sussex, England

Coordinates50.93°N 0.856°W
Located inSussex, England     (1933 - )
Also located inWest Sussex, England     (1933 - )
See alsoNorth Marden, Sussex, Englandpredecessor civil parish to Marden before 1933
East Marden, Sussex, Englandpredecessor civil parish to Marden before 1933
Chichester Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1933-1974
Chichester District, West Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974

The parish of Marden was formed in 1933 when the parish of North Marden and a section of the parish of East Marden were united under a West Sussex Review Order of 1933. (Source: British History Online)

It is situated on the spur of the South Downs in the Chichester District of West Sussex, England. It covers an area of 6.63 km2 (2.56 sq mi) and in the UK census of 2001 it had a population of 79.


Brief histories of North Marden and East Marden can be found in Wikipedia. Both have their own pages here in WeRelate. Greater details are included in the articles in British History Online.

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.