Registered Wesleyan Methodist places of worship in Sussex, 1867

Registered places of Wesleyan Methodist worship in Sussex, 1867
This work incorporates historical material provided by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth through their web site A Vision of Britain through Time (

This is a list of chapels that had been registered by 1867, derived from ‘A list of places of meeting for public religious worship, certified to the Registrar General’.   Remember that registration was not compulsory. There is evidence from Wesleyan Methodist sources that there were at least a further eight, if not as many as fifteen, other places of worship open at this time. As registration was valid until cancelled, however, there may be duplication: i.e.  both the old and new chapels in a place may be listed. There are three examples on this list.

We have also discovered that the official location may not be the same as the name by which the chapel is commonly described.  The Registrar General lists a chapel at Hove in Hailsham Registration District, for example. This may be an error for Hooe. No evidence can be found for a chapel in Hooe, but there was one not far away at Ninfield which is known to have been in use at this time.

Unless otherwise stated each of these places of worship is described as a chapel.

The numbers on the list relate to places, and match those on the map. The base map is provided under this licence

The chapels in Sussex were part of the Second London, Kent, and Portsmouth Districts, and for information about their capacity, go to  The Returns of accommodation of 1873  Other useful maps qre Plates 2 and 4 of  The Wesleyan Methodist Atlas

Use the search box to find out more about a chapel.

ChapelNotesRegistration District
BattleMeeting Room1Battle
BexhillMeeting Room3Battle
Boarshead Street, Rotherfield4Uckfield
Bognor, Southbersted5Chichester
Brede, Knellstone Farma woodern moveable building6Rye
Brighton, Dorset Gardens 2 entries7Brighton
Brighton, Windsor Street8Brighton
Burmarsh Wheel9Ticehurst
CatsfieldMeeting Room10Battle
Chichester, East Walls11Chichester
Eastbourne, Wesley, Pevensey Road12Eastbourne
Groombridge13East Grinstead
Hartfield14East Grinstead
HollingtonMeeting Room15Battle
Hurst Green18Ticehurst
LancingPreaching Room21Worthing
Little CommonMeeting Room23Battle
Northiam, Clench Green26Rye
Rye, Gun Garden31Rye
St. Leonard’s, Norman Road33Hastings
Westergate, Aldingbourne37Westhampnett
WhatlingtonA building belonging to Thomas Overy, near the Royal Oak38Battle
Worthing, Bedford Row 2 entries40Worthing

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