Warningcamp

ISBN 1-903953-29-4
Local history
  • softback
  • Large format
  • 290 x 205 mm
  • 362 pages
  • full colour laminated cover / monochrome text
  • hundreds of historical photos and illustrations

by Mary Barber


Detailed illustrated history of this Sussex community from ancient times to the present

The little village of Warningcamp lies on the banks of the river Arun, overlooking the picturesque town of Arundel in West Sussex.

For such a tiny place it has a surprisingly rich and varied history, which has been uncovered in Mary Barber’s wide-ranging study, which starts in prehistoric times and plots the way in which the community changed from a Saxon hamlet, to a farming village with a school and church in Victorian times, and back again to its present status as a residential hamlet.

There are glimpses of flint artefacts, pre-Domesday life, medieval times; churches that have come and gone, families who have lived in the village, the school, farming life, community projects in the last 15 years, plus detailed histories of the village houses and farms.

Extensive appendices list names of villagers from the 16th to 19th centuries, extracted from many different sources; a great bonus to family historians.

Many previously unpublished photos, together with a wonderful selection of map extracts and original sketches have also been included, making this one of the finest and most comprehensive studies of any Sussex community.