Catalogue description PARISH OF HAMMERWOOD

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

Details of PAR354
Reference: PAR354

The church of St Stephen was erected as a consolidated chapelry at the cost of £7431 defrayed by Oswald A Smith; it was consecrated on 10 April 1880, and formed as an ecclesiastical parish on 9 July 1880 from portions of the parishes of East Grinstead and Hartfield. The benefice was united with that of St Mary Magdalene, Cowden, in June 1977.


An inspection report by East Sussex Record Office in September 1993 listed baptism, marriage, banns, burial and confirmation registers. These were lost when the church safe was stolen on 15th April 1997. The parish magazines, PAR 354/7/2, include some entries of baptisms, marriages and burials.


What survives consists chiefly of records created by the officers of the PCC.


Summary of contents:




Baptism registers; 1874 - 1997: see introduction


Marriage registers; 1880 - 1997: see introduction


Banns registers; 1971 - 1997: see introduction


Burial registers; 1880 - 1997: see introduction


Confirmation records; 1911 - 1997: see introduction


PAR354/1/4 Banns registers; 1880-1971


PAR354/3 Service registers; 1880-1981


PAR354/4 Property; 1918-1986


PAR354/6 Income of the benefice; 1880-1972


PAR354/7 Other records; 1882-1977




PAR354/10 Buildings; 1878-1982




PAR354/12 Minutes; 1880-1923




PAR354/14 Minutes; 1935-1988


PAR354/16 Other records; 1946-1991




PAR354/25 Hammerwood School; 1904-1905

Date: 1880-1991
Held by: East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Record Office (ESBHRO), not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Church of England, Hammerwood with Holtye Parish, East Sussex

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by the incumbent and PCC, 7 May 1997 (ACC 7509). PAR 354/1/4/1 was found in the papers of a former incumbent and deposited 7 July 2003 (ACC 8825)

  • Hammerwood with Holtye, East Sussex
  • Religious institutions
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