Place:Shipley, Sussex, England

Alt namesBrooks Greensource: hamlet in parish
Broomer's Cornersource: another name for Brooks Green
Coolhamsource: hamlet in parish
Dragon's Greensource: hamlet in parish
Coordinates50.985°N 0.371°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inWest Sussex, England     (1865 - )
See alsoBramber Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
West Grinstead Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was located
Horsham Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Horsham District, West Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

There are also settlements named Shipley in the counties of Derbyshire, Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire. Always check your sources for the county they describe.

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Shipley is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It lies just off the A272 road 6 miles (10 kilometres) northeast of Storrington.

The western River Adur flows through the village, where it meets a significant tributary, Lancing Brook. The parish has a land area of 3,125 hectares (7,720 acres or 12.07 sq mi). In the 2001 census 1,075 people lived in 448 households. At the 2011 Census the population included the hamlet of Coolham and had increased to a total population of 1,147. Other villages located in the parish are Brooks Green or Broomer's Corner and Dragon's Green.

Two men of letters of the 20th century had associations with Shipley: the writer Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) and the composer John Ireland (1879-1962).

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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