Burgess Hill

Burgess Hill

Explore the history and community of Burgess Hill.


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

Go to 'Advanced Search: Catalogue' and search for 'Burgess Hill' in 'Any Text'.

Further images of Burgess Hill are also available on the West Sussex Record Office Online Photo Database.


The current edition of the Mid Sussex Times is available to view at Burgess Hill, Crawley, East Grinstead, Hassocks, Haywards Heath and Hurstpierpoint libraries. Paper copies are kept for one month at Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint, three months at Crawley, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath and one year at Burgess Hill. A browsable collection of newspaper cuttings on local topics is kept at Burgess Hill Library.

Back issues of the Mid Sussex Times 1881-2016 (incomplete) are available on microfilm at Crawley Library.

Search the library catalogue for more details.

Back issues for 2017 plus the years 1914-1925 and 1939-1945 are available to view on the public computers in all West Sussex Libraries, as searchable digital copies.

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

The Times Digital Archive  includes some coverage of events in Burgess Hill and West Sussex from 1785-2014 and is available to all library members from home. British Newspaper Archive  has digitised copies of the Mid Sussex Times 1881-1945 (incomplete). You can access the British Newspaper Archive for free through the public computers in any West Sussex Library. 

Some back issues of Burgess Hill Town Council's magazine 'About Town' are available on the Burgess Hill Town Council website.

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


A current map of Burgess Hill can be found on the Ordnance Survey website

Historic maps of Burgess Hill are also available on the National Library of Scotland Maps Database


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: Keymer Parish

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.

Burgess Hill Official Guide

Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan

Burgess Hill Character Assessment Report

Sussex Record Society Bibliography of Burgess Hill

Places of Interest

Burgess Hill Museum

Borde Hill Gardens

Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve

Local Walks

Burgess Hill Town and History Trails

Local Information

Burgess Hill Town Council

Burgess Hill Development

Dedicated website to cover all news and information about the development.

Burgess Hill Uncovered

News, reviews, guides and features about Burgess Hill.

Local Organisations

Burgess Hill Heritage and History Association

Burgess Hill Bonfire Society

Burgess Hill Horticultural Society

Clair Parkrun

West Sussex County Council Local Clubs and Societies Database

More Help & 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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