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 May to 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
  • Manor Cottage Exhibitions 2014

    The Manor Cottage Heritage Centre will be open every Saturday morning from 10.30 to 12.30 between May 24th and September 27th.


  • Southwick's Great War

    Saturday 6th December



    This exhibition shows what happened to Southwick and its people through the Great War illustrating events in the town and the experiences of the men in the army navy and merchant navy.  It will roll out month by month with frequent changes reflecting events as they happened.

    The story of Southwick and its people in the Great War will continue on Saturday 6th December. It will follow the experiences of some local soldiers and sailors in 1914 and the arrival in Southwick of the men of the 7th Battalion of the Northamptonshire Regiment. The Northamptons were volunteers in training and found great kindness whilst they were billeted here.


  • Opening Times

    All exhibitions are open on Saturday morning 10.30 to 12.30 unless otherwise stated.


  • Christmas Opening

    Saturday 6th December
    10.00 -12.30

    The Cottage will be open and the Hall festively decorated. You will be able to buy our unique Christmas cards and gifts.

    The Cottage will be fully open and our Great War exhibition will be continuing. Coffee and mince pies will be served in the Hall


Southwick (Sussex) Society