Janet Pennington
Articles, Essays & Booklets – 1983-2018


‘Botolphs & Coombes in the Adur Valley: an incomplete history’, West Sussex History, 27, (January 1984), 8-15

‘The Turner Family of Steyning – Seventeenth Century Clothiers of Sussex’, Sussex Family Historian, 6, no. 6, (June 1985), 203-211

‘St. Cuthman of Steyning – a journey through time’, St. Andrews, Steyning, Parish Magazine, (February 1986), 15-19

‘St. Cuthman of Steyning – a journey through time’, West Sussex History, 35, (September 1986), 1-7

‘Red Herrings: Some 17th Century Prescriptions’, West Sussex History, 37, (May 1987), 9-17

‘Bearded Faces on Bellarmines’, West Sussex History, 38, (September 1987), 12-15

St. Cuthman of Steyning a journey through time, (Steyning: The Friends of St. Andrews, 1988)

The Chequer Inn, Steyning: Five Centuries of Innkeeping in a Sussex Market Town, (Steyning: 1990)

‘An ‘Image of Lust’ on Steyning Church?’, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 129, (1991), 251-252

‘Bellarmines & Witch-Bottles in Sussex’, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 130, (1992), 242

‘Sussex Chairs’, Regional Furniture, 9, (1995), 81-87

‘Bramber Castle Hotel or the White Lion Rediscovered’, Bramber: Glimpses of a Village, Bramber: Beeding & Bramber Local History Society, (1996), 28-33

‘The Gun Inn, Findon, West Sussex’, West Sussex History, 60, (October 1997), 25-29

‘Stone Heads from East & West Sussex’, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 136, (1998), 201-203

‘The Persecution of William Penn and His Wife’, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 136, (1998), 203-204

‘Inns & Alehouses of Sussex, 1686’, in Leslie, K. & Short, B. (eds.), An Historical Atlas of Sussex, (Chichester: Phillimore, 1999), 68-69

‘Dog Lane, Steyning’, in R. Coates (ed), Locus Focus, forum of the Sussex Place-Names Net, 4, no. 1, (Brighton: University of Sussex, Spring & Summer 2000), 24-25

‘Noah Mann of Northchapel (1756-1789): A Local Hero’, West Sussex History, 66, (Autumn 2000), 2-6

‘Documentary Evidence’ in M. Bennell, ‘New evidence for Saxo-Norman settlement at Chantry Green House, Steyning, West Sussex, 1989’, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 138, (2000), 225-231

‘St. Cuthman’s book?’, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 138, (2000), 231

‘Wiston, the Round House, 1789’, in J. Farrant, (ed.), Sussex Depicted. Views and Descriptions 1600-1800, Sussex Record Society, 85, (2001), 340

‘Inns and Taverns of Western Sussex, 1550-1700: A Documentary and Architectural Investigation’, in B. Kumin and B. Ann Tlusty, (eds.) The World of the Tavern: Public Houses in Early Modern Europe, (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2002), 116-135

‘Woodard, Nathaniel, 1811-1891, founder of the Woodard schools’; ‘Sherley (Shirley), Sir Thomas, c.1542-1612, politician and courtier’: New Dictionary of National Biography, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

‘Lancing College Archives and Local History’, West Sussex History, 75, (Autumn, 2006), 56-58

‘A Corrugated Iron Tub Chair’, Regional Furniture Society Newsletter, 45, (Autumn 2006), 21

‘The market-houses of Steyning’, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 144, (2006), 169-76

‘The windmill ‘betweene the Bridges of Bramber’ ’, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 144, (2006), 213-215

‘The Sussex Pub Lady’, Sussex Past & Present, 113, (April 2007), 10

Steyning Scandals: Secrets of a Sussex Market Town 1547-1947, (2007)

‘Inns and Taverns in western Sussex’, Sussex Past & Present, 113,  (April 2007)

Steyning Scandals: Secrets of a Sussex Market Town 1547-1947, (revised edn, 2009)

‘A Few Fullers of Waldron and East Dean, Sussex’, Sussex Family Historian, 19, no.2, (June 2010), 88-93

‘Fine Dining at Earlier AGMs?’, Sussex Past & Present, 124, (August 2011), 6-7

Chanctonbury Ring: The Story of a Sussex Landmark (2011)

‘The South Downs Conference: The shaping of a landscape’, Sussex Past & Present’ 125, (December 2011), 10-11; ‘Steyning Bench Update’, SPP 125, (Dec 2011), 16

‘Oak Leaves and Acorns’, Sussex Family Historian, Vol 20, no. 4, (December 2012), 194

‘Wiston House and its Ponds’, The Sussex Piscator, Issue 4, (Spring 2013)

‘Perforated Oyster Shells at Hangleton, Hove, East Sussex’, Mollusc World, Issue 31,  (March 2013), 26

‘The Public Houses of Upper Beeding’, Beeding: History of a Village, (Bramber: Beeding & Bramber Local History Society, 2015, 3rd edn), 48-56

‘The Oak Table’, Sussex Family Historian, Vol. 23, no. 2 (June 2018), 59-60<

‘Memories of the Brighton & Sussex Medico-Chirurgical Society’, Friends of the Keep Archives Newsletter, (Spring 2018), 10-11

[Forthcoming, 2018 ‘A Medieval Bridge Chapel at Bramber, Sussex’.

Articles published in Steyning Museum Newsletter, list available on request

Articles published in Lancing College Magazine, list available on request

 Article by W. A. Heasman & J. Pennington

‘Aunt Lizzie’s Story – a description of Annington, Kingston Buci and Steyning in the nineteenth century’, West Sussex History, 73, (Spring, 2004), pp.32-37

Articles by J. Pennington & P. Platt

‘Deserted & Shrunken Medieval Settlements’, in K. Leslie and B. Short (eds.), An Historical Atlas of Sussex, (Chichester: Phillimore, 1999), 48-49

‘George Holleyman FSA 1910-2004: Archaeologist and antiquarian bookseller’, Sussex Past & Present, 105, (April 2005), pp. 4-5 

Article by Janet Pennington & Richard Mayne

‘Wiston House’ (c.2004) [Based on research by Janet Pennington and excerpted from In Victory, Magnanimity, In Peace, Goodwill: a History of Wilton Park by Richard Mayne, (2003)]

Articles by J. Pennington  & J. Sleight

‘The Whitebread Family of Jessops, Daylands and Muggeridges, 17th & 18th century farmers of Ashurst & Wiston, West Sussex, Sussex Archaeological Society Newsletter, 40, (August, 1983), 333-335

‘The Whitebread Family of Jessops, Daylands & Muggeridges – Part 2, Farmhouses, Stock & Possessions in 17th & 18th Century Wiston & Ashurst, Sussex Archaeological Society Newsletter, 42, (April, 1984), 377

‘Furniture in Steyning, a Sussex Parish, 1587-1706: a Study of Documentary Sources’, Regional Furniture, 1, (1987), 41-49

‘Steyning Town and Its Trades 1559-1787’, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 130, (1992), 164-188

Steyning Town, (Steyning: Steyning Museum Trust, 1995)

‘The Mill’s Tale’, Sussex Past & Present, 81, (April 1997), 10

‘Steyning High Street, ?1797’, in J. Farrant, (ed.), Sussex Depicted. Views and Descriptions 1600-1800, Sussex Record Society, 85, (2001), 317

Article by M. Thorburn & J. Pennington

‘A stone head at Kingston-near-Lewes’, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 143, (2005), 267

A documentary study edited by A. Noble, J. Pennington and J. Sleight

Beeding and Bramber, Two Sussex Villages: A Study of the Probate Inventories, Wills and Accounts, 1613-1775, (eds A. Noble, J. Pennington & J. Sleight), (2007)

J. Goring, J.Sleight, J.Turner, J.Pennington & J.Harvey

 Lives, Loves and Letters: The Goring Family of Wiston, Sussex, 1743-1905 (2017)

Private House History Commissions unpublished

Albourne Place: A History [Albourne, nr. Henfield, West Sussex] (1995)

Baffins Hall: A History of Baffins Lane Chapel, Chichester, Sussex (2000)

Causeway Cottage, 19 High Street, Steyning, West Sussex (2012)

Charlton House, 5 High Street, Steyning, Sussex: A History (1999)

Furzefield Cottage, formerly known as Culverhouse, Spithandle Lane, Ashurst, West Sussex: A short history (2006)

Nash Manor, Steyning: A History (2005)

Norton Court, Chart Sutton, Kent: A History (2000)

Old Timbers, 84 High Street, Steyning, West Sussex: The history of a house. This necessarily includes the neighbouring range of 86 High Street whose history is inextricably intertwined with that of Old Timbers (2004)

Rosemary Cottage, 14 Church Street, Steyning, West Sussex: A report on the documentary and building history of 14-16 Church Street, Steyning (2003)

Springwells Hotel, 9 High Street, Steyning, West Sussex: A History (1999)

Windsor Cottage(s), Formerly Known As Tillingtons, in Mouse Lane and Horsham Road, Steyning: A Short History of the known Owners and Occupiers (2005)

Private Pub History Commissions unpublished

The Swan Inn, Falmer, East Sussex (1996)

The Lamb Inn, Old Town, Eastbourne, East Sussex (1996-1998)

The Star Inn, Old Heathfield, East Sussex: A History (1998)

The Half Moon, Northchapel, West Sussex (1998)

Research by Dr Janet Pennington and Dr Annabelle Hughes for owners/tenants unpublished

The Chequer Inn, High Street, Steyning, West Sussex (1994)

80 High Street, Steyning (1994)

The Gun Inn, Findon, West Sussex (1997)

Chanctonbury Butchers, 51 High Street, Steyning, West Sussex (2004)

The Kings Head, Upper Beeding, West Sussex (2005)

Northfield Cottages, Kings Barns, Upper Beeding, West Sussex (2005)

The White Horse Inn, 23 High Street, Steyning, West Sussex (2005)

Woods Butchers, 42 High Street, Steyning, West Sussex (2006)

Janet Pennington Unpublished Dissertation and Theses

‘ “Things Unseen and Forgotten”: Farming Life in Two Sussex Downland Hamlets: Botolphs and Coombes, 1614-1757’, (unpublished dissertation for the Diploma in English Local History, 1982-1983 – Portsmouth Polytechnic [now University], Department of Historical and Literary Studies)

‘The Wiston Estate, Sussex: Crown Sequestration and Its Effects, 1596-1634’, (unpublished thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Regional History, Humanities Department, Brighton Polytechnic [now University], December 1989)

‘The Inns and Taverns of Western Sussex, 1550-1700: A Regional Study of Their Architectural and Social History’, (unpublished PhD thesis completed as a requirement for a higher degree of the University of Southampton, January 2003)