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Research

Bexhill Museum has an Access Centre available for research.

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We have 3 workstations with PCs and resources where visitors can research many aspects of Bexhill's history. There is no need to book and use of this facility is included in the museum entry - please see the Your Visit page for details of ticket price.



The Story of Bexhill Street Names

Dr Paul Wright, of the Local History Group, has up-dated the fascinating stories behind Bexhill street names and it is downloadable as a pdf below.

The Story of Bexhill Street Names



The following are some of the aids to research that are available on the open shelves in the Access Centre: 

ST PETER’S PARISH CHURCH, BEXHILL
  • Transcripts of Christenings, Marriages & Burials for the period 30th November 1558 – 28 February 1695
  • Transcripts of Baptism, Marriage & Burial B.T.’s 1558-1705
  • Transcripts of Baptisms for period 1558 – 1705
  • Transcripts of Baptisms from 1702 – 1900
  • Transcripts of Marriages for period 1703 – 1837
  • Transcripts of Burials for period 1702 – 1837
  • Index of Trades as listed at Baptisms 1813 onwards
  • Index to Burials 1702-1812
  • Index to B.T. Extracts 1558-1705
  • Index of Surnames recorded at Christenings, Marriages & Burials 1597 - 1643
  • Index of Surnames in Registers 1647 – 1695
  • Index of Marriages by Surname 1703 – 1837
  • Index of Baptisms by Surname 1702 – 1837
 ST MARK’S CHURCH, BEXHILL
  • Transcript of Baptisms 1857 – 1900
 NON-CONFORMIST RECORDS covering Bexhill, Ninfield, Catsfield, Hooe
  •  Hamilton Road Wesleyan-Methodist Church – Baptisms 1904-1915
  • Wesleyan-Methodist Chapels in Hastings Circuit – Baptisms 1839-
  • Primitive Methodists – Baptisms1865-1913
  • Wesleyan Chapel, Belle Hill, Bexhill – Marriages 1927-1937
 NINFIELD - ST MARY’S CHURCH
  • Transcripts of  Baptisms 1663 – 1888
  • Transcripts of Marriages 1663 – 1754
  • Transcripts of Burials 1700 – 1812
  • Register of Burials June 1878 – March 1931
  • Schedule of Gravestones in Old Graveyard to May 1959
     HOOE - ST OSWALD’S CHURCH
  • Transcript of Baptisms 1609-1812
  • Transcripts of Marriages 1609-1812
  • Transcripts of Burials 1609-1812
  • Surname Index
       CATSFIELD - ST LAWRENCE CHURCH
  • Baptisms,Marriages & Burials 1612-1719
  • Baptisms 1720-1852
  • Transcripts of Baptisms 1853-1900 – (a) by date & (b) Indexed by Surname

List of Bexhill Wills held by the East Sussex Record Office   

Local Street Directories covering the Bexhill area for the following years

1890,1891,1893,1894,1895,1896,1898,1899,1900,1902,1903,1906,1908,1911,1912,1913,1915,

1916,1917,1918,1919,1920,1922,1924,1925,1926,1927,1928,1930,1931,1934,1935,1937,1938,

1939,1940,1948,1950,1953,1956,1958,1960,1962,1964,1966,1968,1969,1970,1972,1973 & 1974 

 

Bexhill Census – 1841, transcript of 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 & 1901

 

Reproduction fees:

A4 size text, image, photocopy or printout             30p per sheet

A3 size text, image, photocopy or printout             50p per sheet

A4 image laser printed                                              £5.00

For visitors requiring items from our reserve collection, having booked in advance:  £5 per half day

For those unable to visit we offer research by museum personnel:  First ½ hour free, then £10 per hour

For enquiries, please contact the museum by email: enquiries@bexhillmuseum.co.uk or telephone 01424 787950.