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== Parish History  ==
== Parish History  ==
BLATCHINGTON, or Bletchington (West) St. Peter, a '''parish''' in Steyning '''district''', Sussex; near the South Coast railway, 2 ½ miles NW of Brighton.<ref>[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/8269 Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales] 1870-72. Adapted 9 May 2013</ref>&nbsp;<br>
BLATCHINGTON, or Bletchington (West) St. Peter, a '''parish''' in Steyning '''district''', Sussex; near the South Coast railway, 2 ½ miles NW of Brighton.<ref>Wilson, John Marius[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/8269 ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales''] 1870-72. Adapted 9 May 2013</ref>&nbsp;
West Blatchington St Peter is an Ancient Parish in the county of Sussex. <br>
West Blatchington St Peter is an Ancient Parish in the county of Sussex. <br>
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
== Web sites ==
== Web sites ==
== References  ==
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Revision as of 16:26, 9 May 2013

England  Gotoarrow.png  SussexGotoarrow.png  Sussex Parishes

Parish History

BLATCHINGTON, or Bletchington (West) St. Peter, a parish in Steyning district, Sussex; near the South Coast railway, 2 ½ miles NW of Brighton.[1] 

West Blatchington St Peter is an Ancient Parish in the county of Sussex.

Church History West Blatchington St Peter

The parish church has been designated a grade II* listed building Grade II* listed buildings in Brighton and Hove

See also:

St Peter West Blatchington Wikipedia

West Blatchington Wikipedia list of places of worship in Brighton and Hove Wikipedia and A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 279-282. here


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.

From 1837 this parish was in the Steyning registration district until the 1935 reorganisation of registration services
Certificates can be ordered from
Brighton & Hove The Register Office
Brighton Town Hall
Bartholomew Square
BN1 1JA 01273 292016 01273 292019 register.office@brighton hove.gov.uk

Church records

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records.

Link to the Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection Blatchington, West

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 464161.

FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through FHC Portal Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

[1] to locate local Family History Centres in UK

[2] to locate outside UK. Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search. [3]

Poor Law Unions

Steyning 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


  1. Wilson, John MariusImperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870-72. Adapted 9 May 2013