The Sussex Record Society

The Society publishes scholarly editions of historical records relating to the county of Sussex in the United Kingdom. Over the past century, 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. Databases, images, records and texts covering many aspects of historical Sussex can be consulted and downloaded on this site. Many of our 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.

News and details of forthcoming events can be found here.
Applications are now open for artists to be involved with a unique research project to help West Sussex Record Office archive the Vawdrey art therapy collection.