Coopers Farm, Chiddingly
The National Archives
- these tell you what's available where. Masses of information - just put
into the search box and click. In November 2011 they claim 1,689 records.
Mark Anthony Lower's History
from Sussex Archaeological Collections Vol 14
Chives' notes about living in Chiddingly, between approx 1890 - 1940
of Chiddingly, by
Norma Pilbeam January 1990
James Pilbeam's shop was what until around
1990 was Robinsons' Stores, opposite the Six Bells pub and next to the Parish Church.
This inventory was taken in 1728.
of Chiddingly (an Acrobat pdf file). The current Lord of the Manor
lives in the U S A.
Chiddingly Oral History - an edited transcript of recordings made of
Chiddingly people's reminiscences around 1995.
in a Sussex Weald Parish [Chiddingly] 18oo-6o By
JUNE A SHEPPARD
This is a 1Mb Acrobat pdf file.
The Sussex Weald is an area where many small farms survived into the nineteenth
century, and their
fate in Chiddingly parish between I8OO and 186o is explored. They thrived up to
1815; between I816
and I842, nearly half were lost, many of the remainder changed from
owner-occupancy to tenancy,
and a few additional ones appeared on newly-enclosed land; after 1842, changes
The Chiddingly Boar. A small
gilded-silver cap badge, dating back to approx 1485, and found in Chiddingly in
1999. The item is in the British Museum, but under the Data Protection Act
the Museum cannot release details of who finds objects (unless the finder has
allowed their name to be published in the annual Treasure Report). The find spot
cannot be disclosed either without landowner and finder permission. So it
is not known who found it or where. The British Museum records it was
found in Chiddingly, East Sussex; because nothing has ever been said about it in
this Parish it is possible it was found in the other Chiddingly near West
Hoathly, but that is in West Sussex. See www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/pe/t/the_chiddingly_boar.aspx
(The above is one long URL - best to copy in full and paste into your
Chiddingly Tithe Map - this is a map of the Parish of Chiddingly produced in
1839 for the Commutation of Tithes and Parochial Assessments by Richard
Lower. BEWARE: East Sussex Records Office holds the copyright of this map.
Parish Clerks: this is a national organisation, and there is no
connection between this and those who are Clerks to Parish Councils. Their
website describes them as "volunteers who collect genealogical information
about a specific parish and answer email enquiries without charge."
The link here takes you to their Chiddingly page.
Francis Frith - a
commercial site which can provide some old pictures and maps of Chiddingly and
the local area.