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Pike's Blue book: Horsham, Crawley and Surrounding Mid Sussex Directory, published 1930 (Pike & Co.) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10180]

Mid-Sussex through the ages, by Albert Henry Gregory, published 1939 (343 pp., Haywards Heath: Charles Clarke) accessible at: British Library & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Kelly's Directory of Mid Sussex, published 1940 (London: Kelly's Directories Ltd.)

Kelly's Directory of Mid Sussex, published 1958 (London: Kelly's Directories Ltd.)

The Mid-Sussex Directory and Visitor's Guide 1963, published 1963 (Charles Clarke Ltd) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13617]

Kelly's Directory of Mid Sussex, published 1963 (London: Kelly's Directories Ltd.)

Kelly's Directory of Mid Sussex, published 1967 (London: Kelly's Directories Ltd.)

Mid Sussex Official Guide 1975, by M. J. Leppard, published 1975 (pamphlet, 67 pp., Gloucester: British Publishing Co.) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13904] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

The Work of the Mid Sussex Archaeological Society, 1961 - 1965, by Talbot K. Green, published 1976 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 114, note, pp.324-325) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 6476] & The Keep [LIB/500315] & S.A.S. library

Mid Sussex Water Company Pipelines, by Charles Frederick Tebbutt, published 1978 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 116, shorter notice, pp.402-404) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7197] & The Keep [LIB/500313] & S.A.S. library

Mid Sussex Water Company 1881-1981, published 1981 (Mid Sussex Water Company) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7908]

Mid Sussex Water Company 1881-1981, published 1981 (pamphlet, Mid Sussex Water Company) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7908]

The Metropolis of Mid Sussex: A history of Haywards Heath, by Wyn K. Ford and A. C. Gabe, published June 1981 (200 pp., Haywards Heath: Charles Clarke, ISBN-10: 0950248940 & ISBN-13: 9780950248943) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7753][Lib 15138] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

List of Occupants on the Main Industrial Estates in Mid Sussex, published 1982 (pamphlet, Mid Sussex District Council) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8636]

List of Occupants on the Main Industrial Estates in Mid Sussex, published 1982 (pamphlet, Mid Sussex District Council) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8636]

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: District of Mid-Sussex, published 1983 (Department of Environment) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8725]

Coping with mental handicap in Horsham, Crawley and Mid-Sussex, by Peter Gilbert and John Hollingdale, published 1 January 1985 (2nd edition, 81 pp., Chichester: West Sussex County Council) accessible at: British Library

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: District of Mid-Sussex, published 1988 (Department of Environment) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10140]

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: District of Mid-Sussex, published 1988 (Department of Environment) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10140]

The Great Gale: stories from Mid Sussex towns and villages, by Philip Dennett, published 1 February 1988 (50 pp., Whistleblower, ISBN-10: 0951359002 & ISBN-13: 9780951359006) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9988] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Famine and mortality crises in Mid-Sussex, 1606-1640, by Ian Nelson, published Spring 1991 in Local Population Studies Society (Issue 46, article, pp.39-49)   Download PDF

London Brighton and South Coast Railway: Signal Boxes in 1920-1922: Part 3 - Mid Sussex and West Coast Lines and Branches, by John M. Wagstaff, published 1 September 1998 (120 pp., Signalling Record Society, ISBN-10: 1873228147 & ISBN-13: 9781873228142)

A Small Town at War: 1917 in Mid Sussex, by Alan Miller, published 1999 (108 pp., Cuckfield Parish Council, ISBN-10: 095303481X & ISBN-13: 9780953034819) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

A countryman's further reminiscences of mid Sussex, by John Stenning, published 30 June 2000 (276 pp., Country Books, ISBN-10: 1898941424 & ISBN-13: 9781898941422) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Mid Sussex Poor Law Records, 1601-1835, edited by Ian Nelson and Norma Pilbeam, published 2 June 2001 (vol. 83, 453 pp., Sussex Record Society, ISBN-10: 0854450505 & ISBN-13: 9780854450503) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14468][Lib 14474] & The Keep [LIB/500460][Lib/507866] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
Abstract:
This book presents the fullest picture yet to be achieved of an almost invisible community: the English rural poor of the two centuries up to 1835.
The poor had their annals; and they are by no means "short and simple" as Thomas Gray suggested. They survive in formidable quantity. Their lives have come down to us through the bureaucracy which controlled and monitored their movements, apprenticed their children and attempted to arrange the maintenance of their illegitimate offspring. The records of the parish overseers and the vestries, and of the courts of Quarter Sessions, combine to preserve their stories. Although this documentation exists in all English counties and is a well-known source, its publication in such range and depth has never been achieved before. In this volume the editors have attempted the coverage of a cohesive rural area by abstracting the records for a block of 23 parishes based round the modern area of Mid Sussex.
There are a host of personal stories - like that of William Roberts, in 1618 whipped as a vagrant at Cuckfield and sent to "travayle" home to Anglesey within 30 days. Or Mary Willson, in 1743 a serving maid in a London coffee house, left destitute by the death of her soldier husband at the siege of Cartagena in Central America. Or Edward Hillman, in 1741 sent back in his old age from Tonbridge to the "home" parish of Cuckfield he had left 37 years before. Or Anne Wright, a soldier's wife found begging in Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, in 1746 and sent back by a succession of carriers to her husband's parish of East Grinstead. Or Thomas Andrew, a Marine from Chatham in 1764, sent back to Cowfold where he had been born in a barn to vagrant parents a quarter century earlier.
The result is the biography of a rootless underclass over two centuries. It records the origins, movement, employment and unemployment of over 10,000 individuals whose poverty made them subject to constant invigilation from the local officials. The volume will have enormous appeal to family historians, and great value to demographers, and to social historians of the dispossessed. For the first time they will have a database which will be sufficiently large and consistent for genuine comparisons to be made and significant conclusions to be drawn.

Mid-Sussex Parish War Memorials, by Chris Comber, published 2002 (2 volumes, published by the author) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Edith Bevan and the Mid Sussex Suffragists, by Frances Stenlake, published 12 November 2009 (96 pp., Unicorn Press Publishing Group, ISBN-10: 1906509107 & ISBN-13: 9781906509101) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/501547] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries