Explore the history and community of Lancing.
Images of Lancing can be found on our West Sussex Past Pictures website.
Go to 'Advanced Search: Catalogue' and search for 'Lancing' in 'Any Text'.
Further images of Lancing are also available on the West Sussex Record Office Online Photo Database.
Back issues of the Lancing Herald are available on microfilm at Worthing Library for 1991-2016. A browsable collection of newspaper cuttings on local topics is kept at Lancing Library.
The Times Digital Archive includes some coverage of events in Lancing 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 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 Lancing can be found on the Ordnance Survey website.
A variety of maps, from historic to tourist and car parking, are available on the Adur & Worthing Council website
Historic maps of Lancing 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.
Includes photographs and memories of Lancing and Sompting.
Collection of messages from former residents of Lancing recalling their memories of life and times in the village.
Community heritage project in Lancing to look at social care during the twentieth century, focussing on The Bell in Lancing, which was a purpose‐built care home in South Street which originally opened in 1928.
Places of Interest
Providing support and advice
Interested in all aspects of local history including archaeology, genealogy, pictorial past, sociology and folklore. Produce booklets and organise talks, guided walks and visits.
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.