Adur Book List
Compilation of published literature relevant to Adur Valley area

TitleSort Order Descending Author  Publisher  ISBN Comments Pub. date and edition
3000 Years in the History of Shoreham  W F Scales  W F Scales  none  Variable accuracy  1987 
A History of Lancing  R G P Kerridge  Phillimore  0 85033 338 5    1979 
A Portrait of Shoreham  by A G Elliott  A G Elliott  0 9506387 9 X  Small pamphlet of old photographs  1985 
A Revised History of the Butterflies and Moths of Sussex  Colin R Pratt  Booth Museum of Natural History    CD-ROM  1999 
A short guide to the Churches of St Mary de Havre and St Nicholas        Available from Sussex Coast Books   
A Walkabout Guide to Shoreham 2nd Edition  Michael Norman  Marlipins Museum    Old Map and some old Photos  1989 
ADASTRA 2001  Patrick Roper (Editor)  Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre  None  An annual review of wildlife recording in Sussex  2001 
Archaeology of Sussex  E Cecil Curwin  Methuen      1937 .. 1954 
Around Old and New Shoreham  Edward Colquhoun  Golden Partnership    Old pictures and notes  1989 - 
Beeding - History of a Village  Ed. Alison Noble  The Beeding and Bramber Local History Society  0 9528294 0 2    1998 
Birds of Shoreham  edited by John Newnham  Shoreham District Ornithological Society    Recommended  1988 
Black's 1861 Guide to SUSSEX    Country Books  1 898941 21 1    1861 Facsimile 
Branch Lines to Horsham  Vic Nitchell & Keith Smith  Middleton Press  0 906520 02 9  Steyning Line  1982 
Brighton's Tramways  Robert J Harley  Middleton Press  1 873793 02 2  included section on shoreham trams - Maps & Pictures  1992 
Bungalow Town: Theatre and Film Colony  Wolters, Neb  Shoreham, Neb Wolters, 1985  030684323  There is a 2nd edition in 1995  1985 
Castles in Sussex  John Guy  Phillimore  0 85033 523 X  Old Erringham, Bramber, Knepp, Fulking, Shoreham and all  1984 
Census records from 1801        Available in Shoreham Library   
Earthwork of England  A Hadrian Allcroft  Macmillan    good coverage of features on the Downs  1908 
Flora of Shoreham-by-Sea  G & B Bishop  G & B Bishop  None  Accurate List  1984 
Flora of Shoreham-by-Sea  Betty Bishop  Hulkesmouth Publishing    Revised Edition  October 2003 
Historic Atlas of Sussex    Phillimore  1 86077 112 2  Recommended essential purchase  1999 
Kelly's Directorys for Brighton until 1974        until 1974 included sections on Shoreham, Southwick and Portslade   
Lancing a Pictorial History  George W Shaw  Phillimore  0 85033 455 1    1982 
Lancing and Sompting a 2nd Selection  Philip Fry Sutton  0 7509 1363 0  2nd in the Britain in old Photographs series  1998 
Lancing Carriage and Wagon Works  John H Blackford and Jerry Ames  Railway Recollections      February 2001 
Lancing College History & Memoirs  Basil Handford  Phillimore  0 83033 621 0    1986 
Lancing: a History of SS Mary and Nicholas College, Lancing 1848-1930  Handford, B. W.  Blackwell      1933 
Local History Mini-Guide to Sources, no.7: Shoreham  Caroline Adams, Steven Griffiths, Martin Hayes and Timothy McCann  West Sussex County Council      1997 
Lost Archives: Travel the Steyning Line  Off the Rails  Off the Rails    Double DVD 
Lost Railway  Off the Rails  Off the Rails    A Return Ticket to the Steyning Line  2001 
Marlipins Museum  Michael Norman (Introduction by David Rudkin)  Marlipins Museum    13th edition was different, published 1948. Recommended (Andy Horton)  16th Edition 1989 
Memories of Shoreham    The Shoreham Society (1994)  0 9524246 0 6    1994 
Mill Hill Local Nature Reserve Management Plan  Grass Roots  Grass Roots    Fair, but flawed  November 2001 
Mill Hill Management Plan  Brighton Polytechnic  Adur District Council    At Shoreham Library  June 1988 
Onto the Hills Patrick Coulcher  Book Guild  1-85776 - 586 - 9 Adur to Arun chapter (part) only  2001 
Port of Shoreham Handbook 2002  Shoreham Port Authority  British Publishing Company Ltd    My copy was free at the Port Open Day 
Portslade - a Pictorial History  Claire Green  Phillimore  0 855033 888 3    1994 
Retired On The River  Philip Simons & Nick Hall  World Ship Society  2002 
Roman Roads of Sussex  Alex Vincent  Middleton Press  1 90180+ 48 6  Poor photos and Maps not marked up  2000 
Shoreham Airport T.M.A. Webb Cirrus Associates (C.W.) 0 9515598 2 6 Excellent 1996
Shoreham Beach Local Nature Reserve Management Plan  Adur Council  Adur Council    Launch of the LNR on 10 June 2006  10 June 2006 
Shoreham Walks  Colin Ulph  Private    Typed text on an old typewriter  May 1971 
Shrimping for Food and Fun  Peter Talbot-Elsden  British Marine Life Study Society  Hulkesmouth Publishing  With local Sussex entries  2002 
South Coast Railways - Brighton to Worthing  Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith  Middleton Press  0 906520 3 7    1983 
Southlands Workhouse & Hospital  Reverend John White  League of Friends of Southlands Hospital      1990 
Southwick Remembered - The story of Albion Street  Nigel F Divers  Southwick Society  0 9529581 0 4    1996 
Steyning - Conservation Area Guide  Harry Ford  Steyning Society      1980 revised 1990 
Story Of Shoreham  Henry Cheal  SR Publishers (1971 edition)  0-85409-699-X   
Sussex Archaeological Collections Vol. 138 (2000)  Sussex Archaeological Society  Sussex Archaeological Society  0143-8204 (ISSN)  Includes "A medieval saltern found at Bramber"  2001 
Sussex in the Past  Viscountess Wolseley  Medici Society  NA  Sompting Park Brow, Coombes, Botolphs, Botolphs, Bramber, Steyning et al; paintings by Garnet W.  1928 
Sussex Plant Atlas  P C Hall  Booth Museum of Natural History  0 9502372 6 4  Sussex Flora Society records  1980 
Sussex Steam  Michael Welch  Capital Transport  185414 202 X  Colour photographs from the 1950s and 1960s  1998 
The Brighton District Tramways and Brighton and Shoreham Tramways  Nick Kelly  Marlipins Museum    A4 Leaflet 
The Buildings of England - SUSSEX  Ian Nairn & Nikolaus Pevsner  Penguin  0 14 071028 0    1965 .. 1999 
The Lost Villages of Sussex  John Vigar  Dovecote Press  1874336296  Botolphs, Coombes, Old Erringham, old Shoreham etc 
The Mystery Towers - a Shoreham Enigma  John Stafford  Marlipins Museum    A4 leaflet, packed with details 
The Saints Before  Norman Davies  Shoreham-by-Sea Methodist Church    A history of the Shoreham Society of Methodists and their Wesley Church  1990 
The Ships and Mariners of Shoreham  Henry Cheal Jnr  Bysh      1909 - facsimilie 1981 
The Story of Shoreham  Henry Cheal  Combridges      1921 
Victorian History of Sussex (various entries)  Look at the web pages below for further details    Available in local libraries, verified for Shoreham Library
West Sussex Waterways  P.A.L. Vine  Middleton Press  0 906520 24 X  1985 - Adur Navigation - Baybridge Canal - Southwick Ship Canal 
Wild Orchids of Sussex  David Lang  Pomegranate Press  0-9533493-3-0    2001 
Sussex History Walks ~  Bramber & Beeding Graham Kean & Tony Ketterman Steyning Museum Trust     1997
Memories of a Shoreham Seafaring Family Maria Butler Roger Bateman     2002
Sussex History Walks ~  Steyning Town Janet Pennington & Joyce Sleight Steyning Museum Trust    
Sussex History Walks ~  The Downs above Steyning Graham Kean & Tony Ketterman Steyning Museum Trust    
Sussex History Walks ~  The Adur Valley ~ South from Beeding Graham Kean & Tony Ketterman Steyning Museum Trust    
History of Shoreham (A Chronology) Andy Horton Shoreham Library
(Local Studies)
  Web Site dated 2004 2004
Old Shoreham Village & farms Robert Hill Robert Hill 0 9525826 0 0   1995
Geology of the country around Brighton and Worthing B Young and R D Lake  British Geological Survey (NERC)  0 11 884407 5   
Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect Reverend WD Parish Snake River 978-1-906022-15-0  Reprint; original 1875
The Steyning Line and its Closure James Buckman S B Publications I 85770 254 9  
Shoreham Harbour Insights, 250 years at the heart of the community Adam Trimmingham Shoreham Port Authority, 2010 9780956578105    2010 
A Southwick Century
A Hundred years of Memories
Doris Randall Southwick Methodist Church & Southwick (Sussex) Society     1999 
Reprinted 2004
Memories of Shoreham: 73 Years in the Life and Times of the Town as Recollected By Its Residents Foreword by Dr Peter Brandon Shoreham Society      
Life on the Line Anecdotes compiled by Philip Gardner Off the Rails  RGA Ltd. Lancing  Reminiscences of railway life on the Steyning Line
The Escape of Charles II Richard Ollard Hodder & Stoughton
Constable & Robinson


Rail Centres: Brighton B K Cooper Booklaw Publications 1-901945-11-1 Contains photographs of Shoreham railways
The Church of St. Mary, New Shoreham :  A Building History          
HOLLYWOOD-BY-SEA: A Pictorial chronicle of Bungalow Town, Shoreham-by-Sea Edward and Alice Colquhoun   XX00315057   2013
Shoreham-by-Sea Town & Harbour Handbook Shoreham Chamber of Trade & Commerce Shoreham Chamber of Trade & Commerce Link 57/8
Link 59
Steyning & The Steyning Line George Cockman West's Printing No photographs  
Steaming through West Sussex Peter Hay Middleton Press 0 906520 50 9 includes photographs of Shoreham and the Steyning Line stations and trains
Brighton Tramways Robert J Harley Middleton Press  1-873793-02-2 includes photographs and information on the Shoreham trams 1992
Shoreham Airport 
An Illustrated History
Peter C Brown Amberley Press 975-1-4456-3344-2 2014
Shoreham's Radar Station - The Story of RAF Truleigh Hill Roy Taylor
Mill Hill - A Nature Reserve Colin Ulph Shoreham-by-Sea UDC Typed text on an old typewriter 
Rambles Around Bramber, Beeding, Steyning, Sussex N & J Netterton Pamphlet 1963
Shoreham Airport record of visiting aircraft 1945-1970 Peter Campbell
The Mystery Towers John Stafford Marlipins Museum Publication No. 1 A Shoreham Enigma
Railway Archive Issue 47
The Steyning Line  page 3
Stanley C. Jenkins MA Black Dwarf Lightmoor A few pages out of 80 only
"1779" A Story of Old Shoreham Frederick Harrison Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Henfield's Wonderful Railway E J Colgate George Mann Publications 9781907640148 2015
Bramber - Glimpses of a Village Alison Noble Beeding & Bramber Local History Society 10: 0952829401  13: 780952829409 1996
Electric Pictures: a Guide to the Films, Film-makers & Cinemas of Worthing & Shoreham Ellen Cheshire & James Clarke The History Press  9780-7509-8343-5 2017
  Shoreham-by-Sea Conservation Area WSCC WSCC 1971
The Story of Shoreham Grammar School  Old Shorehamers' Association 1977
Firefighting in West Sussex
Past & Present
Peter C. Matten EB Books 978-0-9934684-3-8 Shoreham and Lancing entries 2018
Steyning, Bramber and Beeding (Bygone Series) Aylwin Guilmant Phillimore  0 85033 669 4 1988
Excavations at the Prehistoric and Romano-British Site on Slonk Hill, Shoreham R Hartridge  1978
SHOREHAM - In Times of Change. A Pictorial Chronicle of the Twentieth Century Edward Colquhoun 2008
Shoreham-by-Sea: Past & Present Edward Colquhoun and K T Nethercoate-Bryant 2001
Shoreham-by-Sea Then & Now Edward Colquhoun 2012
The Lost Pubs of Shoreham & Southwick Edward Colquhoun 2015
Steyning Museum 
The First 25 Years
Steyning Museum  2008
Sussex Airfields in the Second World War Robin J Brooks Countryside Books 1-85306-259-6 Chapter 6 Shoreham 1993
Shoreham Fort A Hidden History Friends of Shoreham Fort Friends of Shoreham Fort 2018
The Sussex Coast Rodney Castleden Blatchington Press 9781291285826 Chapter 5 Shoreham 2013
Memories of Southwick & Kingston Buci W. A. (Ted) Heasman Southwick Society 2009
Southwick Enigmas Mary Candy Southwick Society 2018
Beating the Bounds of Southwick Nigel Divers small booklet
Parush Churches of Shoreham Sussex Rev F S W Simpson British Publishing Co. 2nd edition 1958
Southwick History Trails Nigel Divers Southwick (Sussex) Society 1999
Building Stone Atlas Of Sussex  Roger Cordiner & Anthony Brook Verite CM Limited 978-1-9107-9-49-7 2017
Very Exceptional Instance: Three Centuries of Education in Steyning J M Sleight 1981
RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat Station Periem & Tugwell RNLI Lifeboat Histories 150 year history 2015
Smacks and Mariners of the Shoreham Oyster Fishery Kim Matthews 2021
Steyning Scandals: Secrets of a Sussex Market Town 1547-1947 Janet Pennington 2009
Chanctonbury Ring: The Story of a Sussex Landmark Janet Pennington 2011
ST. CUTHMAN OF STEYNING A Journey Through Time + A Continuing Tradition Sussex Janet Pennington

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