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The southern border of the county is formed by the coastline between Hampshire and Kent with its northern border adjoining Surrey. It is divided for local government into West Sussex and East Sussex and the City of Brighton and Hove.

Mainly still a rural county apart from the coastal strip, there are few large towns. In the past fishing was an important industry and there are still working harbours at Rye, Hastings, Newhaven and Shoreham. The county now relies heavily on the tourist industry, both by the sea and inland where tourists can explore the South Downs.

Sussex was the home of the Greenwich Royal Observatory at Herstmonceux until 1998. There are castles at Hastings, Lewes, Pevensey and Bodiam while the site of the Battle of Hastings is to be found at Senlac Hill near the town of Battle. There is a Roman Villa in Fishbourne. The Weald and Downland Museum is in Singleton.

The seat of the Duke of Norfolk is in Sussex at Arundel Castle. Rudyard Kipling lived in a Jacobean ironmaster's house, Bateman's, near Burwash in Sussex. The county has a song dedicated to it called "Sussex by the Sea" written in 1907 by William Ward-Hicks.

East Sussex county town: Lewes

West Sussex county town: Chichester

Other major towns: Brighton, Eastbourne, Hove, Bognor Regis, Crawley

Sussex Places of Worship

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Source: Wikipedia


Chichester Market Cross. Submitted by Caroline

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Countywide Interest

Specific Town and Village Interest

Maps and Photographs

Books of local interest

SHOTTERMILL - its Farms, Families and Mills. Part 1 - Early Times to the 1700s. ISBN 1-873855-39-7

SHOTTERMILL - its Farms, Families and Mills. Part 2 - 1730 to the Early 20th Century. ISBN 1-873855-40-0

Both by Greta A. Turner and available from John Owen Smith.

Although centred on Headley in Hampshire, John Owen Smith's website also covers the local area of Surrey and Sussex.

Register Offices ~ East Sussex

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Brighton and Hove

The Register Office
Brighton Town Hall
Tel 01273 292016

Crowborough Register Office

Beacon Road
East Sussex
Tel 01892 653803
E-mail crowborough.registrar@eastsussex.gov.uk

Eastbourne Register Office

Town Hall
Grove Road
East Sussex
BN21 4UG
Tel: 01323 415051
E-mail eastbourne.registrar@eastsussex.gov.uk

Hastings Register Office

Bohemia Road
East Sussex
TN34 1EX
Tel 01424 721722
E-mail hastings.registrar@eastsussex.gov.uk

Lewes Register Office

Southover Grange
Southover Road
East Sussex
Tel 01273 475589
E-mail lewes.registrar@eastsussex.gov.uk

Register Offices ~ West Sussex

Chichester Registration District

61 North Street
PO19 1NB
Tel 01243 642122

Crawley Registration District

Crawley Register Office
Town Hall
The Boulevard
RH10 1UZ
Tel 01243 642122

Haywards Heath Registration District

Superintendent Registrar's Office
Haywards Heath Register Office
West Sussex County Council Offices
Oaklands Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 1SU
Tel 01243 642122

Horsham Registration District

Superintendent Registrar's Office
Horsham Register Office
Town Hall
Market Square
RH12 1EU
Tel 01243 642122

Worthing Registration District

Worthing Register Office
Durrington Lane
BN13 2QB
Tel 01243 642122

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