Explore the history and community of Haywards Heath,
Images of Haywards Heath, Cuckfield, Lindfield and other West Sussex places can be found on our West Sussex Past Pictures website.
Go to 'Advanced Search: Catalogue' and search for 'Haywards Heath' in 'Any Text'.
Further images of Haywards Heath are also available on the West Sussex Record Office Online Photo Database.
The current edition of the Mid Sussex Times and The Argus are available to view at Haywards Heath Library and kept for three months. A browsable collection of newspaper cuttings on local topics is kept at Haywards Heath 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 Times Digital Archive includes some coverage of events in Haywards Heath and West Sussex from 1785-2014 and is available to all library members from home. The British Newspaper Archive has digitised copies of the Mid Sussex Times 1881-1945 (incomplete). 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 Haywards Heath can be found on the Ordnance Survey website.
Historic maps of Haywards Heath 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.
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.
A blog about the history of the town
Historic Character Assessment Reports:
Vision of Britain (key data and statistics):
A popular local park and attraction
Sussex Record Society Bibliographies:
One of the communities of Haywards Heath
Started in the 1990s to encourage and assist the study and research of Local History, Family History and Genealogy in Cuckfield.
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.
Places of Interest
Local government body covering Haywards Heath
Promoting and encouraging the preservation and sympathetic development of the village
Unlocking and Presenting the Heritage of Lindfield Parish
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.