Explore the history and community of Durrington.


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

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

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


The current edition of the Worthing Herald is available to view at Broadwater, Durrington, Ferring, Findon, Goring and Worthing libraries. Paper copies are kept for one month in all libraries except Worthing, where they are kept for one year. 

Back issues of the Worthing Herald 2017 onwards, the Worthing Gazette 1884, 1901-1925 and 1939-1945 and a collection of newspaper cuttings about the Worthing area are available to view on the public computers in all 36 West Sussex Libraries, as searchable digital copies.

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

The Worthing Herald and monthly Worthing Journal magazine have some content available online through their websites and Facebook pages. 

The Times Digital Archive  includes some coverage of events in Durrington and West Sussex from 1785-2014 and is available to all library members from home. The British Newspaper Archive  has digitised copies of the Worthing Gazette 1889-1960 and the Worthing Herald 1921-1958. You can access the BNA 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 Durrington can be found on the Ordnance Survey website.

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

A variety of maps, from historic to tourist and car parking, are available on the Adur & Worthing Council 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 - Durrington

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.

Durrington Sources for Local History ebook - edited by Chris Hare

St Symphorian Church, Durrington

History and description with images.

St Peter’s Church, High Salvington

History and description with images.

Francis Frith’s collection of old photographs of High Salvington

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.

West Tarring (includes Durrington & High Salvington)

Genuki genealogical resources and links

Free virtual reference library of genealogical information for the UK and Ireland.

Durrington Cemetery:

Worthing Town Council Grave Search

Find a Grave Search  

Places of Interest

Durrington Recreation Ground

Pond Lane Recreation Ground

Durrington Cemetery

High Salvington Windmill

Honeysuckle Lane


Worthing Town Trails

12 walking trails exploring places of historical interest around Worthing.  Available to print or download.

Local Information

Adur and Worthing Council

Local Organisations

High Salvington Residents Association

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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