Explore the history and community of Hurstpierpoint.


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

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The current edition of the Mid Sussex Times is available to view at Hurstpierpoint Library and kept for one month. A browsable collection of newspaper cuttings on local topics is also kept at Hurstpierpoint Library.

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

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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.

Some content from Hurst Life magazine is available online.

The Times Digital Archive includes some coverage of events in Hurstpierpoint and West Sussex from 1785-2019 and is available to all library members from home. The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) has digitised copies of the Mid Sussex Times 1881-1945. 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 Hurstpierpoint can be found on the Ordnance Survey website.

Historic maps of Hurstpierpoint 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 – Hurstpierpoint

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.

Hurstpierpoint – Vision of Britain

Key data and statistics about the village.

Screen Archive South East – Hurstpierpoint

Sussex Record Society – Hurstpierpoint

Bibliography of books and articles relating to the history and development of Hassocks from the earliest times to the present.

The Parish Church Of The Holy Trinity

Listed building

Hurstpierpoint Conservation area statement – Mid Sussex District Council

Hurstpierpoint  & Sayers Common Parish Council 2031 Neighbourhood Plan

Fulking Local History

Local history information from a community website.

Places of Interest

Danny House

Historic stately home, now a retirement complex.

Mansion House Cottage, The Mansion House

Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint

Hurst College

Local independent school and historic building.

Local Walks

Hurstpierpoint Village Walk

Wolstonbury Hill Walk

Walks around Hurstpierpoint and Hassocks

Local Information

Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Parish Council

Mid Sussex District Council

Hurst Festival

Hurstpierpoint College

Local Organisations

Hurstpierpoint Society

Ditchling History Project

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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