Local History

This page includes very general information and links relevant to local history.   For  news about the Local History Group  and forthcoming meetings, reports of previous meetings, please click this link.

  • Dallington History website This separate site was set up in response to the level of interest people have shown in this subject to allow us to include more substantial articles and resources about the history of our village. It also contains an interactive map showing listed buildings, and links to external resources.
  • Dallington: ‘Six miles from everywhere’ – The History of  a Sussex Village by Karen Bryant-Moledallingtonweb 001
    This fascinating book was published in December 1999 to celebrate the millennium. It contains an outline history of the village since 1000, and lots of photographs and accounts of life here from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.
    The book is normally available to purchase for £8.00 from The Swan Inn, Woods Corner, Dallington and Heathfield Art and Books, 65 High St, Heathfield.
    Alternatively, it can be obtained by post – please write to:
    The Parish Clerk, Dallington Parish Council
    St. Giles, Woods Corner Dallington, East Sussex TN21 9LA
    enclosing a cheque for £9.50 (£8.00 + £1.50 p&p) made payable to Dallington Parish Council.
  • East Sussex Record Office and other local history sources Lots of useful links to archives and other sources can be found at the County Council local history website.
  • Access to National Archives This is a huge database (over 10 million records) of items held in 416 record offices and other repositories. This link will take you their search page
  • Dallington forest used to manufacture charcoal which was an important source of fuel for the Wealden Iron making industry. You can find more information about the history of the iron industry in this area, and other interesting materials at the Village Net website at http://www.villagenet.co.uk/pevenseylevels/villages/dallington.php (opens in a new window).