Welcome to the website of the Southwick (Sussex) Society

The Society is active in the following fields:

  • Running the Manor Cottage Heritage Centre
  • Campaigning on local issues
  • Commenting upon planning matters affecting the local area
  • Running talks, exhibitions and meetings on matters of interest to those living or working in the Southwick area
  • Publishing local history books and "Wickerwork" - a regular newsletter updating members on activities and local matters of interest

The Manor Cottage is located at 16/18 Southwick Street, BN42 4TE, just north of Southwick Square on the eastern side of the road and is open every Saturday morning from May to September. Exhibitions are frequently held in the Cottage and entrance is free. The Cottage has a shop selling local history books, pamphlets and souvenir items.

Talks are held on the second Monday of every month from September to April at the Southwick Community Centre starting at 7.30pm. 

Upcoming events - See also Programme for the Year
  • Heritage Talks

    Rusty Nails - exploring the history of Shoreham Army Camp
    by Hamish MacGilivray
    Monday 12th September

    Shoreham Fort - Past, Present and Future.

    by Gary Baines
    Monday 10th October

    Petworth House and Park
    by Katherine Hall
    Monday 14th November 

    Southwick Shops and Shopkeepers
    by Ted Heasman
    Monday 9th January

Southwick (Sussex) Society