Chichester St Peter the Less, Sussex Genealogy

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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
Chichester St Peter the Less is an Ancient Parish.<br>  
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Chichester St Peter the Less was an Ancient Parish.<br>  
  
The church of ST. PETER THE LESS is on the east side of North Street. It consists of a chancel 30 ft. by 19 ft. 8 in. and nave 24 ft. by 14 ft. 3 in., with a south aisle 5 ft. wide, a south-west tower and a vestry. These measurements are internal. The walls are of flint with stone dressings and the roof is tiled. It is probable that the church was originally built in the middle of the 13th century and then consisted of the present nave and a small chancel. Early in the 14th century it was enlarged by the addition of the south aisle and tower. The chancel was rebuilt and enlarged to its present size in the 19th century, when the whole church was restored. The chancel has a three-light lancet window under a two-centred arch in the east wall and a single lancet in each side wall, all probably reinsertions. In the south wall is a small modern doorway admitting to the vestry. The chancel arch has been taken down. The nave has in the original north wall three modern lancets and a single lancet in the west wall. The south aisle is now much altered; the piers of the arcade are embedded in plaster, but the moulded arches are still visible. The south wall of the aisle has two lancets, probably reinsertions from the nave wall. Over the west end of the aisle is the tower, on the ground stage of which are the entrance doorway and a modern wooden vestibule. The open timber roof of both nave and chancel is modern. The west front adjoining the street has three buttresses, two of which support the small tower of two stages, the upper story of which has four windows with louvres. The overhanging parapet of the tower has been rebuilt. Above is an iron weather-vane representing a sea-horse. The fittings are modern.
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The church was&nbsp; on the east side of North Street dated from the 13th century andwas restored in the 19th century See 'Chichester: Churches (Anglican)', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 3 (1935), pp. 160-164.&nbsp; [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41675+ here]<br>
  
From: 'Chichester: Churches (Anglican)', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 3 (1935), pp. 160-164. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41675 Date accessed: 07 April 2011.<br>
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After the failure of a plan in 1851-1852 to rebuild the church restoration in 1861-1862 and 1879-1880 but&nbsp; the&nbsp; church was finally&nbsp; demolished in 1960.<br>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
CHICHESTER St. Peter the Less records held at West Sussex Record Office<br>Bap 1680-1949<br>Marr 1680-1949<br>Bur 1680-1932<br>Bishop’s transcripts 1591-1899<br>
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CHICHESTER St. Peter the Less records held at West Sussex Record Office<br>Bap 1680-1949<br>Marr 1680-1949<br>Bur 1680-1932<br>Bishop’s transcripts 1591-1899<br>  
  
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Contact West Sussex Record Office 3 Orchard Street Chichester West Sussex<br>PO19 1DD <br>Phone: 01243 753602<br>Fax: 01243 533959<br>Email: records.office@westsussex.gov.uk<br> Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection<br>{{FHL|England%2C+Sussex%2C+Hardham|subject|disp=Chichester St Peter the Less}} <br><br>
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
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See [[Sussex_Census]]<br>
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
[[Chichester Poor Law Union, Sussex]]
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[[Chichester Poor Law Union, Sussex]]  
  
 
==== Probate records  ====
 
==== Probate records  ====
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Sussex Probate Records|Sussex Probate Records]] to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Sussex Probate Records|Sussex Probate Records]] to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.  
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
 
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
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*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
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== Web sites  ==
 
== Web sites  ==
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Revision as of 09:58, 11 August 2011

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Contents

Parish History

Chichester St Peter the Less was an Ancient Parish.

The church was  on the east side of North Street dated from the 13th century andwas restored in the 19th century See 'Chichester: Churches (Anglican)', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 3 (1935), pp. 160-164.  here

After the failure of a plan in 1851-1852 to rebuild the church restoration in 1861-1862 and 1879-1880 but  the  church was finally  demolished in 1960.

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

CHICHESTER St. Peter the Less records held at West Sussex Record Office
Bap 1680-1949
Marr 1680-1949
Bur 1680-1932
Bishop’s transcripts 1591-1899

Contact West Sussex Record Office 3 Orchard Street Chichester West Sussex
PO19 1DD
Phone: 01243 753602
Fax: 01243 533959
Email: records.office@westsussex.gov.uk
Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection
Chichester St Peter the Less

Census records

See Sussex_Census

Poor Law Unions

Chichester Poor Law Union, Sussex

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Sussex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

Contributor: Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.