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This is the online catalogue of the material held by West Sussex Record Office (archives, library books, and photographs), and is updated weekly.


To search, type one or more words, separated by a space, in the quick search box (top right). This can include the catalogue reference. If there may be several spellings of your word, you can use an asterisk * (wildcard) instead of one or more letters.


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Showcase - Click on the button to see brief descriptions of documents in one of our collections.


Image Gallery - Click on the button to see topical images from one of our collections.


Availability of records -Inclusion of an item in the catalogue does not necessarily mean that it can be seen or copied. Some categories of record are closed to public access at the request of the owner or depositor; a depositor/owner may have imposed copying conditions; a publication may be within copyright; or photocopying may not be possible because of the physical condition of the document.

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Reception room, West Preston Manor, c1890?

Reception room, West Preston Manor, c1890?

The Manor was later occupied by West Preston Manor School.
Map of Rogate estate, 1835

Map of Rogate estate, 1835

Schedule on separate sheet gives field names, acreage and state of preservation of each farm.
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