Local Heritage Organisations
The Friends of Henfield Museum were established in 2014 to support the museum and advance heritage projects in the local area.
The Henfield History Group offer a regular schedule of talks on varied topics throughout the year.
The Horsham District Heritage Forum provides a venue for collaboration and signposts the activities other museums and historical societies in the area.
The Cowfold History Society - the resource for Henfield's near neighbour.
Henfield Then And Now, well known Henfieldian Mike Ainscough's long running website featuring numerous past and present views of Henfield, sourced from both the museum collection and numerous other places. Credit also goes to Mike for lending the impetus to begin the standalone Museum website.
Horsham Museum - a treasure house of a museum covering the history of the district.
Useful Resources for the Historian
The National Library of Scotland provides an excellent resource for historic Ordnance Survey and other maps in addition to modern LIDAR imagery. These are view-able on their own, in overlay or side by side with modern satellite imagery. Digital downloads or hard copies can be acquired for around £10.
The Heritage Gateway - a key Historic England managed resource that will assist anyone looking for listings of historical sites in their area. It provides convenient centralised access to a number of local and national databases, most usefully the local authority listings of Historic Environment Records, records of the National Record of the Historic Environment and The National Heritage List for England of listed buildings.
The Portable Antiquities Scheme - a British Museum National Museum of Wales database of small archaeological finds (many by metal detector), searchable by area.
The Megalithic Portal - a useful textual and photographic database focused on prehistoric sites.
The West Sussex Records Office: online database for the county archives in Chichester.
The Keep - online database for the centralised archives in Brighton of the East Sussex Record Office, Brighton and Hove City Council, University of Sussex and various donated private records.