The Sussex Record Society

The Society publishes scholarly editions of historical records relating to the county of Sussex in the United Kingdom. To date, we have published nearly 100 volumes covering the history of Sussex from 1066 to World War I. Our primary publication medium remains the individual printed book: we publish a new volume every year or so. However, this is increasingly being supplemented by online publication. Many online records can be consulted and downloaded here. Many older and out-of-print books can be viewed online.  

Members and non-members can purchase copies of the Society’s books in print here.

We welcome new members. Membership of the Society provides tangible benefits in the form of a complimentary copy of each year’s volume. More importantly, it supports the research and publication which underpin many aspects of local, family and social history.

Latest news and details of forthcoming events:

Calling Blighty — Brighton: A special screening of Brighton at War, featuring messages sent home by service personnel in the Far East which have not been seen on the big screen for over 70 years. The organisers aim to identify veterans and relatives – do you know any of these servicemen and women?


The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on Saturday 8 June at Cliffe Hall, Cliffe High Street, Lewes.

Further details are here.