Explore the history and community of Arundel.

Images of Arundel

Images of Arundel can be found on our West Sussex Past Pictures website.

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The current edition of the West Sussex Gazette is available to view at Arundel Library. Paper copies are kept for one month at Arundel. The Littlehampton Gazette also covers Arundel. For more information see our Littlehampton Guide.

Back issues of the West Sussex Gazette are available on microfilm at Chichester Library for the years 1860-2016.

Search the library catalogue for more details.

Searchable digital copies for 2017 onwards are available to view on the public computers in all 36 West Sussex Libraries.

Read or download our helpsheets about our digitised newspaper collections:

Digitised Historical West Sussex Newspapers helpsheet

Newspaper Cuttings about West Sussex People helpsheet

Newspaper Cuttings about Worthing helpsheet

Further coverage of Arundel can be found in The Bell local magazine.

The Argus and West Sussex Gazette are available to library members from home via Press Reader.

The Times Digital Archive  includes some coverage of events in Arundel and West Sussex from 1785-2019. Available to all library members from home. The British Newspaper Archive  has digitised copies of the West Sussex Gazette 1853-1891, 1897, 1910 and 1912-1958. Littlehampton Gazette 1923-1939 and 1955-1956. You can access the British Newspaper Archive for free through the public computers in any West Sussex Library.

For any enquiries about newspapers, please use our Ask a Librarian form.


A current map of Arundel can be found on the Ordnance Survey website.

Historic maps of Angmering are also available on the National Library of Scotland Maps Database.

A tourist map of Arundel is available to download from the Visit Arundel website.


Some Kellys Sussex Directories can be found on Ancestry - available free in all West Sussex Libraries. Some directories are available as digitised copies on the public computers in all libraries  - see our Digitised Directories Helpsheet. You can search the library catalogue to see which directories are available on microfiche. For any queries, please use our Ask a Librarian form.

House History

If you are researching the history of your house, the National Archives House Research Guide is a good place to start.

West Sussex Record Office also have many sources to help with your investigations.

Online Resources

Victoria County History: Arundel

Founded in 1899 and originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the Victoria County History (VCH) is an encyclopaedic record of England's places and people from earliest times to the present day.

Arundel Village Design Statement

Arundel Neighbourhood Plan Review 2018-2031

History of Barnham and Eastergate, (Barnham Parish Council)

Family Search

Free database including billions of indexed records from around the world including UK parish registers and census. You will need to sign up for a free account. Records for Arundel include:

Burial register 1883-1917

Census index for Arundel 1851-1891

Marriages 1560-1812

Baptisms, marriages and burials 1572-1827

Parish registers of Arundel 1560-1901

Rate books of Arundel 1752-1818

Places of Interest

Arundel Castle

Arundel Museum

Amberley Museum

Swanbourne Lodge

Arundel Ghost Experience

Arundel Wetland Centre

Arundel Lido

Arundel Cathedral

Local Walks

Arundel Walk

Visit Arundel Walks

Local Information

Arundel Town Council

Arun District Council

Visit Arundel

Diocese of Arundel and Brighton

Barnham and Eastergate Parish Council

Local Organisations

Arundel Historical Society

Arundel Museum Society

Arundel Festival

West Sussex County Council Local Clubs and Societies Database

More Help and Information

For further information and help with any of these resources, please fill in an Ask a Librarian form and the Enquiries Team will be happy to help.


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