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 mid May to mid 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
  • Christmas Opening

    Saturday 16th December from 10.00 to 12.00

    Coffee and mince pies will be served in the seasonally decorated medieval hall by the inglenook fireplace. There will also be an opportunity to purchase cards, historic photographs and gifts from our shop.


  • Heritage Talks

    All Heritage Talks take place in the Garden Room of Southwick Community Centre

    Monday 8th January at 7.30 pm
    Sussex Winter Storms

    by  Alan Grey

    Alan has been monitoring the impact of our dramatic weather on Sussex rivers, beaches and cliffs, in particular the storms of 2013/14 and their continuing impact on our coastline. Photos and some historic data are used to draw conclusions about the overall effect of these storms and the implications for the future.










  • Exhibitions

    Exhibitions are held in the Manor Cottage Heritage Centre, Southwick Street



Southwick (Sussex) Society