Chapel Hill Church, Sedlescombe Books, maps etc. about Sedlescombe

Following is a list of books, maps etc. about Sedlescombe

"Sedlescombe's Pump & Pumphouse - a brief history". A booklet by Pauline J Raymond, to celebrate refurbishment of this Grade II Listed Building on Sedlescombe Village Green.Pump

Booklet cover

Published by Sedlescombe Parish Council in 2010. Available in Sedlescombe Stores price £1 or by contacting the Parish Clerk by email: or Tel: 07531065469


Twenty Centuries in Sedlescombe by Beryl Lucey. A 500-page hardback book containing a wealth of information about Sedlescombe's history Published by Regency Press in 1978. Available from Sedlescombe Stores. 01424 870250.

The Chapel on the Hill by Roy Smith to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the URC Chapel in 2004

A Section Edition of this booklet was published in 2009 containing Appendices of Church Records, Baptisms, Marriages, Ministers and Church Officers.

Available in Sedlescombe Stores

The Cotton Reels by Sally Cotton. The book covers the period from July 1939 to VE day in 1945 and includes a number of village "characters".

More Cotton Reels (It's the way your mam put your hat on when you was a kid) by Sally Cotton. Published 2008. This book follows the folk living in and around the Village of Sedlescombe in the immediate post-war years.

Copies price £7.95 from Sally on 01424 215477
Hop-Scotch and Spinning Tops - Sedlescombe School 1748-1980 by Julia Chapman. Published May 2004. Copies from Julia on 01424 870520
Life through the Lens - a snapshot history of Sedlescombe by Julia Chapman. Published in September 2006. There are 91 pages of photographs and history relating to the village, its people and events. Copies from Julia on 01424 870520

Hop Token Issuers and Their Tokens, Volume Two by Alan Henderson. Volume Two covers the parishes of Ewhurst, Rye, Sedlescombe, Westfield and neighbouring parishes. Names included are Vidler, Smith, Adamson, Freeland, Eldridge, Fuller, Stubbs, Weston.

See also additional information prepared by Pauline Raymond from available records.

For anyone interested in hop-picking locally, there is a useful website called Bygone Bodiam.

Copies from Sedlescombe Stores





Pictorial Map. A pictorial parish map was produced by Sedlescombe Parish Council to celebrate its centenary in 1994. Framed copy can be seen in committee room 2 of the village hall at Sedlescombe Prints @ £4 each can be obtained from the Parish Clerk by e-mailing
A Walk Through History in Sedlescombe was produced by Sedlescombe Parish Council in 2002. Lots of information and pictures about the Village in a folded A3 sheet Free copies can be obtained from Parish Clerk by e-mailing
Walks Around Sedlescombe was produced by Sedlescombe Parish Council in 2002 and describes a few footpath walks around the Village Copies price £1 can be obtained from Sedlescombe Stores
A Century of Village Life 1894-1994 by Pauline Raymond was produced to celebrate the centenary of Sedlescombe Parish Council in 1994. Copies price £1 can be obtained from Parish Clerk by e-mailing
The Times of our Lives by Julia Chapman. Memories of the people of Sedlescombe. Published May 2008. Copies from Julia on 01424 870520, price £9.
"Sedlescombe and other verse" by Norman Beyfus. This book of poetry was published in 1964 Found mine in a junk shop


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