Caroline Adams: Tangmere Related Archives in the WSCC Record Office

 

West Sussex Record Office has a list of 784 documents about or relating to Tangmere on the online catalogue! This is a very small selection of the most interesting archives. For maps, see article – I have not repeated the map information here. I have excluded the Airfield, which has as many documents again.

Historic photos and images

See PH catalogue for photos and SLIDE catalogue for slides. Particularly interesting are:

PH 16618

Revd Alfred Glennie and family sitting in rectory garden

c.1897

Par 192/7/10

Photographs of Revd.
Mr. Glennie and family, Tangmere rectory and pond

c.1880- before 1930

Kevis 1/W584

Miss Wrixen

Sep 1899

PH 18889

Photograph album of
Marjorie Hussey of Boxgrove

1899-1908

PH 17297

James and Harriet
Jupp outside Pear Tree Cottage

1900

PH 16619-21

Rectory, rectory garden, Tangmere hotel

1910-1930

Garland N10952

Tangmere football team

March 1935

APH 118

Aerial photo of
Tangmere

May 1971

PH
10214
, 10215

Tangmere: Airfield.
Disposal point for fallen trees, after Great Storm

1987

PH
14973

Tangmere: Cottages

14 Sep 1949

Video
159 and another copy at 225

Focus on Tangmere

2003

People through the centuries

Add
Mss 2706

An index of persons,
with occupations, living in Chichester, Pagham, Westbourne,
Tangmere and other places: probably an index to entries in the
manor court books belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury

w.m. 1840

MP 5370

Transcripts
of probate inventories (lists of deceased peoples’ goods to
go with their wills). The transcripts were made in 2006 and cover
1649-1799.

1649-1799

Add Mss

37823-37837

Deeds of the Bayley
family of Tangmere, including Charlotte, George, James and Jane

1817-1942

Add Mss

37841-37847

Deeds of the Osborn
family of Tangmere, including William and George

1799-1912

Add Ms 37838

Bennett family of
Tangmere

1815

NC/XI/2/1 and 2

Registers of births
from Providence Chapel, Chichester – these contain entries
of people from Tangmere

1798-1887

Add
Mss 48413

Memorandum
book of Thomas Osborn of Tangmere, yeoman

1797-1807

Add Mss 37823-37837

Transcript of
Memorandum Book of Thomas Osborn of Tangmere (WSRO Ref: Add Mss
48413), with a separate list of names

c. 2010

Add
Mss 52532-52535

Tangmere
Women’s Institute: two record books, 1971-79 and 1979-86; and two
minute books 1971-79 and 1979-85

 

1971-1986

Oral history

Many of the people
interviewed for the Oving Memories Project in 2007-07 had memories
of Tangmere too.

OMP 2/1/7

Peter and Susanne
Hague with Di Pitts recorded by Susan Millard, with transcript OMP
2/3/7

4 Oct 2007

OMP
2/1/3

Alf Keates (Tape 1) recorded by Susan Millard

30 Sep, 23 Oct 2006

OMP
2/3/3

Transcript of Alf
Keates oral history recording (OMP/2/1/3)

2006

OMP
2/3/4

Transcript of Alf
Keates oral history recording (OMP/2/1/4)

2006

OMP
2/3/5B

Transcript of Percy
Belcher oral history recording – the war years (OMP2/1/5B)

2006

OMP
2/3/6

Transcript of Audrey
Moulding oral history recording (OMP/2/1/6)

2006

OMP
1/13/11

Tangmere, c. 1900

Sep 2006

OMP
2/1/5B

Percy Belcher – the war years recorded by Susan
Millard

Sep 2006

St Andrew’s Church

The church archives
contain registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, registers of
preachers and services, documents on the church building and
contents, and the churchyard, tithe information, minutes and
accounts of the PCC, railway plans, the school, the overseers of
the poor and surveyor of the highways. See catalogue for details
under Par 192

MP3169

Transcripts of
monumental inscriptions in the church. A record of inscriptions
on the grave-stones, kerbs, floor slabs, and tablets, 1731-1987.
Compiled by C.E.C. Townsend, Tangmere in 1990.

1731-1987

PD 2013/40A; PD 2343/83B and PD 2568/23

Engravings of the church: the exterior, a plan
and the parsonage

Late 18th and early 19th centuries

PH series

Photos of the
church. 1985 ones by P. Stanford-Gale

1931- c.1985

Par 192/7/12

Parish magazines

1908-98

Par 27/7/11

Parish magazines

1965-2011

Video
156

News
item on St Andrews Church, Tangmere, struck by lightning

22 Oct 2003

Lib 17991

Tangmere
St Andrew transcript of parish registers 1538-1902

2011

School

Slides 10020-31, and one photo: PH 23327

Tangmere Primary School

Summer 1967

WDC/ED17/3/192/1
and 2

Tangmere
Primary School H.M.I. School Reports (from 1982), later OFSTED
Reports

1982-2009

WDC/ED19/192/1

Tangmere County
Primary School prospectus

1989-1990

War time in the village (excluding the airfield)

MP 4480

Order of Service for
Tangmere War Memorial Unveiling and Dedication

23 April 1992

MP 4479

List of Tangmere men
who served in the Great War, 1914-1918

20th century

MP 3730

D-Day West Sussex –
recollections of the build-up to the Normandy Landings, 6 June
1944 [not only Tangmere]

1993-94

Local Government and Utilities

Par
192/22/1

Plan,
section and book of reference for Tangmere section of the Portsea
to Horsham railway
1839

Par
192/22/2

Plan,
section and book of reference of Tangmere section of the
Chichester to Shoreham railway

See
also Quarter Sessions plans and drawings for proposed railways

1843

Add Mss 50536-38

Water supply
drawings from Bognor Regis Urban District Council for Boxgrove and
Tangmere

1930s

Par 145/54/3

Correspondence,
papers and plans relating to the stopping up and closure of
highways at Tangmere RAF Station

1951-57

RD/CH/35/1-20

Sets of General and
Water Rate Books – rate books can be useful for checking
names and addresses. Volume B in each set contains Tangmere, as
well as the Parishes of Marden, North Mundham, Oving, Selsey,
Sidlesham, Singleton, Upwaltham, West Dean, Westhampnett, West
Itchenor, West Thorney and West Wittering

April 1935 – March 1957.

Par 145/54/4

Extinguishment
orders, with plan; 3 docs on the public footpath running east of
Woodfield House, Oving via Copse Farm to St. Andrews Church,
Tangmere

1955

Par 192/54/1

Tangmere News – parish council
news

2003-08

Property, and Tangmere Manor

Tangmere has a rich seam of archives for its past, showing how the land was farmed and under whose authority. The archives at the record office
come from different places, but together show a comprehensive picture.

During the time Tangmere was part of the Goodwood estate (in 1765,
Charles, Duke of Richmond had purchased the Halnaker estate off Sir
Thomas Acland, after the death of Mary Morley, Countess Dowager of
Derby) record-keeping intensified, and this table only shows a small
part of the records held by Tangmere. If you want to research a
particular property, one of the best ways to start (besides the
survey volumes mentioned under Maps on this website) is to look under
Tangmere in the index of Volume 1 of the Goodwood hard copy
catalogues. Over fifty plots are given, besides the common fields
and the manor itself. As a consequence this table only shows the
documents for the whole manor.

PHA 6677

Court
roll, showing Tangmere Manor amongst others held at that time by
the Earls of Northumberland

1547-1549

Goodwood
Mss E5137

Terrier [inventory]
of lands and tenements in the common fields and elsewhere,
freehold as well as copyhold, Belonging to the heirs of Edmund
Lewkenor, taken by Richard Stoughton, William Marckwyke, John
Barnard, Nicholas Andrewe, Roger Barnard, John Bennet and William
Barnham, copyholders, in the presence of William Stapleton, Edward
Bartlot, John Carpenter and Thomas Bett

24 Dec 1547

Add
Mss 28803-28884

This
collection was deposited by GO Rusbridger on behalf of himself and
the descendants of George Bayley of Tangmere. It is a big
collection of title deeds, plans, and surveys principally relating
to property at Tangmere, including the manor of Tangmere (and some
documents, not related here, for other places). Best bits are:

  • Deeds,
    1580-1780 (28803-65)

  • Plans
    and surveys, including information on individual holdings in the
    manor, and on enclosure, 1674-1822 (28866-74)

  • Miscellaneous papers
    (correspondence, notes etc) 1674-1903 (28875-84)

1580-1903

Add Mss 37734 – 37812

Title
deeds for Tangmere [and other places not related here] relating
to the Bayley, Bennett and Osborn families, deposited by GO
Rusbridge in 1986. They include:

Deeds
for a messuage, barn and property, 1674-1747 (37734-43)

Other
manorial property, 1677-1866 (37744-82)

Land
called ‘Wiltshires’, 1780-1860 (37783-806)

Messuage
and garden, part of manor of Tangmere, 1856-60 (37811-12) [see
also Add Mss 29543-68; and also documents under
People
through the centuries
above]

1610-1942

Parham
1/1/12

Settlement
by Sir Edward Bishop of his estate in Sussex, including Tangmere

27 Sep 1627

Add Ms 12100

A
Terrier of the Goodwood estate belonging to His Grace the Duke of
Richmond

1810

Add Mss 29543-29568

[see also Add Mss 37811-12]

Title deeds for
property in Tangmere which was once part of the site of the
airfield. They include:

Title deeds for
North Garden in the manor of Tangmere, 1749-1901 (29543-53)

Title deeds for
Java’s and Taylors with other land in the manor, 1807-1856
(29554-57)

Title deeds for
property in East Field, Upper Gaston and Lower Gaston, all awarded
under the Enclosure Act, 1841-1871 (29558-65)

Survey of Tangmere
by E Fuller, surveyor and estate agent of Chichester 1821 (29566)

Act for enclosure,
1821 (29567)

Abstract [summary]
of the Act, 1821 (29568)

1749-1901

Add Ms 37862

Terrier [survey] for the common fields

1772

Add Ms 37863

Land tax assessment for the parish

1817

Add Ms 37864

Census of population [also on microform MF1196]

1821

Houses

MP 5380

Transcripts of all
the probate inventories for Tangmere houses that were enrolled in
the church courts for 1645-1799

Transcripts made 2006

Add Mss 6343-44

Deeds of Ham Farm (91a)

1924-51

AM
291/3/249

Sale Particulars: Tangmere

1977

SP series

Sale Particulars
give lots of information on the size, layout ans age of the
properties:

1924 (SP 1895 and
1986)

1950 (SP 980)

c.1987 (SP 1988)

1988 (SP 2059)

1997 (SP 2712-2715)

2001 (SP 2914-2922)

2003 (SP 4216)

2005 (SP 3161-64, 3306)

Raper Mss 43,44

Sales Particulars

1910

Events

MP 7290

Tangmere: newspaper
cuttings

1971-2005

MP 7819

Newspaper cuttings
including general history, crashed wartime ME 109, Tangmere
Military Aviation Museum, Hawker Hurricane pilot Karel
Kuttelwascher, the Fighting Cocks, Battle of Britain, RAF
Tangmere, Tangmere Community Association, 1963-1994. Tangmere and
Oving Parish Magazine, 1995. Military Aviation Museum brochure,
1984. Sales Particulars for Pilgrims Cottage, 22 Saxon Meadows and
12 Saxon Meadow, 1994-1995.

1963-1995

Par 192/7/21

Bundle of documents on 50th Anniversary of
D-Day Commemoration 1944-1994, and Commemoration of 50 Years of
Peace, 1945-1995

1994-95