Explore the history and community of Southwick.


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

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

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


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

Further coverage of Southwick can be found on the Shoreham Herald website.

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

Historic maps of Southwick 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

Old photographs of Southwick

Victoria County History: Southwick

Family Search genealogical resources and links

Genuki genealogy information and links

Places of Interest

Southwick Community Centre

Shoreham Lifeboat Centre

Southwick Green

Shoreham Port

Local Walks

Southwick to Devil's Dyke

Local Information

Adur and Worthing Town Council

BBC News Southwick

Local Organisations

Southwick Society

West Sussex County Council Local Clubs and Societies Database

Southwick and Fishersgate Horticultural Society

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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