A village history in West Sussex
Westbourne History Group
Numbers 1 to 5 inclusive out of print, further information on details and costs visit:
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.