Kingston by Sea is an Ancient Parish in the county of Sussex.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1591
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1606

Nonconformists include:

Parishes Adjacent to Kingston by Sea

  • New Shoreham
  • Old Shoreham
  • Lancing
  • Southwick

Historical Descriptions of Kingston by Sea

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

KINGSTON-BY-SEA, a parish in Steyning district, Sussex; on the South Coast railway, and at the mouth of Shoreham harbour, 1 mile E of Shoreham. It has a station on the railway, and a wharf on the harbour; and its post town is Shoreham. Acres, 799. Real property, £2,168. Pop., 93. Houses, 16. The manor, with Kingston House, belongs to W. P. Gorringe, Esq. Two corn warehouses, large malting houses, railway coke ovens, a ship building yard, bonding warehouses, ponds and quays are here; and a large traffic goes on between the railway station and the harbour. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, 280. Patron, Lord Leconfield. The church is of the 13th century, but has been completely renovated.

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 Kingston by Sea

Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Sussex
Civil Registration District: Steyning
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) of Chichester for the Archdeaconry of Chichester
Diocese: Chichester
Rural Deanery: Lewes
Poor Law Union: Steyning
Hundred: Fishergate
Province: Canterbury

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