Family History in Portslade

The above entry is a facsimile of the opening page of the Parish Registers of St Nicolas Church Portslade, now held in the East Sussex Record Office, which states that the pre 1666 Portslade Parish Registers were destroyed in a fire. The Vicars of Portslade also served as Rectors of the neighbouring village church of St Helen's Hangleton (Hove) from 1523-1955.

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  St Nicolas Church,                                             St Andrew Church,                Church of the Good Shepherd Mile Oak

Please Note:- The East Sussex Record Office is responsible for the preservation and storage of all old Church Registers at St Nicolas (circa 1140), St Andrews (1864) and The Good Shepherd Mile Oak (1936).

The East Sussex Record Office also holds old School log books, and many historical documents relating to Portslade. For details of viewing these records, make all enquiries to ;

The Keep
Woollards Way

Telephone: (01273) 482349

For information of Churchyard burials at St Nicolas Church, South Street, Portslade contact The East Sussex Record Office who now hold all burial records for this churchyard. St Nicolas Church Portslade is the only Church in Portslade with a churchyard for burials, which was closed in 1872.

All inscriptions of grave stones and monuments in St Nicolas Portslade's Churchyard and within the Church can be found on two pages of this "Portslade in the Past" website

For information of burials after 1872 in Portslade Cemetery, which is located off Victoria Road, contact the Brighton & Hove City Council.

Further information can be found by those researching their family history in Portslade by visiting the Brighton History Centre, which holds the Census, old Street Directories and an extensive range of material for the study of the City of Brighton & Hove's history and culture, both past and present, An imaginative collection of resources are available for local and national family history research:-

Jubilee Street,
Brighton BN1 1GE

Enquiries (01273) 290800