Explore the history and community of Hurstpierpoint.
Images of Hurstpierpoint can be found on our West Sussex Past Pictures website.
Go to 'Advanced Search: Catalogue' and search for 'Hurstpierpoint' in 'Any Text'.
Further images of Hurstpierpoint 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 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.
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.
Some content from Hurst Life magazine is available online.
The Times Digital Archive includes some coverage of events in Hurstpierpoint and West Sussex from 1785-2014 and is available to all library members from home. The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) 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.
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.
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.
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.
Key data and statistics about the village.
Bibliography of books and articles relating to the history and development of Hassocks from the earliest times to the present.
Local history information from a community website.
Places of Interest
Historic stately home, now a retirement complex.
Local independent school and historic building.
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.