Place:Woolbeding with Redford, Sussex, England

NameWoolbeding with Redford
Alt namesWoolbedingsource: from redirect
Redfordsource: from redirect
Coordinates50.998°N 0.758°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inWest Sussex, England     (1865 - )
See alsoChichester Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
Easebourne Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was located
Midhurst Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Chichester District, West Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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The civil parish of Woolbeding with Redford has a land area of 1,801 acres (729 ha). The 2011 census recorded 147 people living in 69 households.

The parish may well have been known simply as Woolbeding in times past.


Woolbeding is a village and ecclesiastical parish in the Chichester District in West Sussex, England, 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Midhurst and north of the River Rother and the A272 road.


Redford is a hamlet within the parish 2.3 miles north of the centre of Woolbeding. Pugmill House was a brick and stone building originally at Redford, and now part of the Weald and Downland Living Museum in Singleton. It housed a horse-powered pug mill, which was used to prepare clay for brickmaking.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Woolbeding with Redford.

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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