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 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 onlineSRS Digital Editions offer free-to-download volumes of additional records, and will progressively publish online editions of the Society’s historic volumes. 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.

New volume in the SRS Digital Editions series

The Society is pleased to announce the publication of SRS Vol 6: Calendar of Marriage Licences Lewes 1670-1728/9 and the Deanery of South Malling 1620-1732, originally published in 1907. Available for download here [large file: 36MB]

The Keep re-opening

The Keep began a phased re-opening on 28 July, initially by appointment only. More details here.