Local History

This page includes general information and links relevant to local history.  More detailed articles and resources about the history of our village can be found at the dedicated   Dallington History website . This separate site was set up in response to the level of interest people have shown in this subject and 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-Mole
    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.
  • The Weald  website “catalogues the people, places, maps, drawings, engravings, books, writings and numerous lists and directories that are over 70 years old into an integrated database of information about the Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. “
  • 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