Donnington, Sussex Family History Guide

Donnington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Sussex.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1584

Nonconformists include:

Parishes Adjacent to Donnington

  • Apuldram
  • Chichester St Bartholomew
  • Chichester St Peter the Great
  • Chichester St Paul
  • Chichester St Pancras
  • Rumboldswyke
  • Hunston
  • Birdham
  • Sidlesham

Historical Descriptions of Donnington

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DONNINGTON, a parish in Westhampnett district, Sussex; on the Arundel and Portsmouth canal, adjacent to the South Coast railway, 1¼ mile S of Chichester. Post town, Chichester. Acres, 1,029. Real property, £2,383. Pop., 188. Houses, 35. Most of the property is in one estate. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £284. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church is early English, in very good condition; and has a tower.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records


Online Records (Free)

England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910

Maps of Donnington

Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Sussex
Civil Registration District: Westhampnett
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Chichester
Diocese: Chichester
Rural Deanery: Boxgrove
Poor Law Union: Westhampnett
Hundred: Box and Stockbridge
Province: Canterbury