A village history in West Sussex


Westbourne History Group

Bygone Series

No1. Trades People 1845-1938

No2. Village Schools 1819-1984

No4. Westbourne Then & Now

No5. Westbourne Union Life

No6. Westbourne Church Guide

No7. Cleaning up Westbourne        

No8. Westbourne Worthies

No9. The Bastards of  Westbourne

No10. Westbourne’s War 1939-1945

No11. A Millenium in Tandem

No12. Sindles Farm

No13. Westbourne Memorials

No14. Cottage Economy

No15. The Village Schools 1810-2011

No16. Westbourne and the Great War

No17. Tradespeople of Westbourne

Bourne in the Past

Other Publications

Sindles Farm

The River Ems

The Westbourne Story

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It should be explained that this is a book about the memorials (headstones, tombs etc) that exist in the church itself and its surrounding graveyard.  As it points out in its introduction, there are many people buried in the graveyard who would have had no lasting memorial, such things being expensive.  It is based on a detailed survey conducted between 1999 and 2001.

The first part of the book analyses the changing design styles and decoration of memorials, the inscriptions and details of the deceased.

The second part is an alphabetical listing by surname of the monuments, with some brief details.  Each monument has a reference number which gives an approximate position on an included plan. Hundreds of village surnames are listed, going back to the early 18th Century.