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
  • Heritage Talks

    All Heritage Talks take place in the Garden Room of Southwick Community Centre
    Admission £2 for members and £4 for non members

    Monday 12th February at 7.30 pm
    Sussex Legends

    by  Chris Horlock

    This talk will be presented by well-known local historian and author, Chris Horlock.  He will be exploring the many legends about Sussex.  Our county has a rich folklore including stories of dragons in St Leonards Forest, smugglers ponies trotting through the dark and the Devil attempting to dig a great Dyke to let in the sea and drown the churches in the Weald.  This is a talk not to missed as Chris recounts stories of Sussex in his own inimitable and entertaining way


  • Exhibitions

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

Southwick (Sussex) Society