Place:Turners Hill, Sussex, England

NameTurners Hill
Alt namesTurner's-hillsource: another form
Coordinates51.104°N 0.086°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inWest Sussex, England     (1865 - )
See alsoWorth, Sussex, Englandparish of which it was once a part (till 1953?)
Mid Sussex District, West Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Turners Hill is a village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England. The civil parish covers an area of 1,390 hectares (3,400 acres), and had a population of 1,849 at the 2001 UK census, increasing to 1,919 at the 2011 UK Census.

The village is located three miles (5 km) southwest of East Grinstead and four miles (6 km) to the southeast of Crawley and stands on a steep ridge line at one of the highest points (580 feet above sea level) of the High Weald, where two historically important roads, the B2110 and B2028, cross.

Turners Hill is adjacent to the parish of Worth and according to the Wikipedia article on Worth was once a part of Worth parish. Although no date for the split is given, it is assumed to to be 1953 because other divisions were made within Worth at that time (Source:A Vision of Britain through Time).

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 Worth The article from Kelly's Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867 is well worth a read. It mentions the owners of several estates in the area contemporanious with the article.

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