Catalogue description INDEPENDENT CHAPELS

This record is held by East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Record Office (ESBHRO)

Details of NI
Reference: NI
Date: 1785-2002
Held by: East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Record Office (ESBHRO), not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Physical description: 8 Subfonds
Access conditions:

Closed to public inspection for 30 years from the last date of a document

Immediate source of acquisition:

Table of contents


NI/1 Jireh Chapel, Lewes


NI/2 The Dicker Chapel, Chiddingly


NI/3 Bethesda Chapel, Lewes


NI/4 Alexandra Chapel, Silverhill, St Leonards


NI/5 Kings Church, Hastings


NI/6 Maynards Green Assembly


NI/8 Edgmond Hall, Eastbourne


Summary of classes


NI/1 Lewes Jireh Chapel: registers of baptisms (includes Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel), marriage register and counterfoils, 1788-1969; photocopy of trust deed, 1806; accounts concerning the building of the chapel, 1804-1805; accounts of pew rents and receipts from sittings, 1805-1901; church fund account books, 1822-1867; account of donations from the church and poor funds, 1832-1850; lists of subscribers to building and repair funds, 1826-1879; bills for work done on the chapel, 1846-1851; annual accounts, 1940-1977; Trustees' ledger, 1960-1965; Trustees' cash books, 1960-1980; minutes of meeting to form a church to administer the Lord's Supper, membership lists, list of pew holders, morning and afternoon attendance register, 1821-1920; papers relating to Ministers consisting of newspaper cuttings, printed biographies, portraits, correspondence, diaries, 1805-1982; Trustees' correspondence and papers, 1805-1985; hymn sheets, orders of service, newsletters, notices, histories and sermons, 1891-1996; Sunday School records of the building of the school, 1870-1875; minutes of Sunday School Teachers' meetings, 1892-1973; Sunday School admission register, 1922-1939; Sunday School attendance registers, 1905-1974; records of the Sunday School library consisting of registers of loans, catalogues, 1891-1941; Sunday School Home and Overseas Missionary Fund accounts, 1962-1977; Sunday School annual reports, 1945-1973; Sunday School correspondence, 1949-1974; other records of the Sunday School consisting of musical scores, rules and regulations, programmes, notices, newspaper cuttings, photographs, printed history, c1820-1974; Young People's Fellowship minutes of the Advisory Committee, minutes of meetings of the Fellowship, correspondence, 1937-1939; minutes of the Band of Hope meetings, 1911-1917; records of the former Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel consisting of title deeds, Charity Commission order, accounts, letters, 1775-1879; records collected by the Rev J North relating to the history of independent nonconformity in Sussex, c1800-1997; records relating to the reopening of Jireh Chapel, 1987-1996


NI/2 Chiddingly the Dicker Chapel: quarter sessions licensing of a barn as a place of worship, lists of subscribers and accounts for the building of the new chapel, 1813-1814; valuation of Mr Dunk's property 'in the midst of which is the chapel', 1834; minutes of Trustees' meetings, 1866-1874; Sunday School attendance register, 1916-1929; extracts from the recollections of John Grace, 1893; letters concerning the letting of the chapel cottage, repairs and maintenance of the chapel, 1914-1949; accounts, 1932-1942; correspondence of the Secretary to the Trustees, 1965-1983; printed rules and regulations, 1900-1980s


NI/3 Lewes Bethesda Chapel: register of births and baptisms, 1790-1842; printed biography of former minister John Gibbs, 1827


NI/4 St Leonards Christian Brethren Alexandra Chapel Silverhill: marriage register, 1982


NI/5 Hastings, Priory Road Kings Church: marriage register, 1991-1995


NI/6 Heathfield, Maynards Green Assembly: printed history, 1995


NI/7 Jarvis Brook, Ebenezer Evangelical Church, Victoria Road: marriage register, 1978-1988

  • East Sussex
  • Religion
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