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St Swithin Parish Church      East Grinstead  
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4480Christenings1103176300231313452633736834462218201
1688Marriages5813613096801642502882581664210622
451Burials24434227255133456551441
 

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1835The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex by Thomas Walker Horsfield, F.S.A.p. 390
1852Notes on the churches in the counties of Kent, Sussex and Surrey by The Rev. Arthur Hussey, M.A. ⇒ p. 231
1868Notes on East Grinstead by J. C. Stenning ⇒ p. 145
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 189
1906The History of East Grinstead by Wallace Henry Hillsp. 63

Historical records

1773Ruins of East Grinstead ChurchRuins of East Grinstead Church, watercolour (17.6 x 25.6cm) painted by Samuel Hieronymus GrimmSamuel Hieronymus Grimm, topographical artist© British Library Board - Shelfmark: Additional MS 5671, Item number: f. 28 (no. 46)

1781East Grinstead ChurchEast Grinstead Church, East Grinstead by Samuel Grimm and James Lambert (The Burrell Collection)The Burrell Collection
Samuel Hieronymous Grimm (1733-1794), artist, was born in Switzerland, studied in Berne and Paris before moving to Covent Garden, London in 1768. Besides his work as a commercial engraver and watercolour painter he is best known for some 2,500 commissioned watercolurs of antiquities, historic buildings and landscapes in the British Library (MSS 15537-48). Throughout the 1780s he toured Sussex, sketching churches, monuments, castles, abbeys and houses of the gentry
James Lambert, senior, (1725-1788) and his nephew James Lambert, junior, (1744-1799) were both landscape painters living in Lewes, Sussex. Between them they produced over 600 items, ranging from pencil sketches to large oils.
William Burrell (1732-96), antiquary, was born in Leadenhall Street, London, educated at Westminster School and Cambridge University. He became Chancellor of Worcester and Rochester Dioceses, M.P. for Haslemere and a Commissioner of Excise. From 1780 he employed Samuel Grimm and the Lamberts to make drawings of all the notable antiquities and important houses in Sussex, which he bequeathed to the British Museum in his will.
for more information refer to Sussex Views by Walter H. Godfrey and L.F. Salzman and Sussex Depicted by John Farrant, both published by the Sussex Record Society.

1782The Old ChurchThe Old Church, East Grinstead by S. EvershedStenning's East Grinstead

1786East GrinsteadEast Grinstead, watercolour (18.2 x 26.6cm) painted by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm© British Library Board - Shelfmark: Additional MS 5671, Item number: f. 30 (no. 50)

1864East Grinstead TollEast Grinstead Toll, East GrinsteadPrivate collection

c 1899East Grinstead, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyChurch

1903St. Swithin's ChurchSt. Swithin's Church, East GrinsteadPrivate collection

1906St Swithin's ChurchSt Swithin's Church, East Grinstead photographed by Valentine's seriesPrivate collection

1924St Swithin's ChurchSt Swithin's Church, Uckfield photographed by Davidson Brothers, London & New YorkPrivate collection

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