The adjoining villages of Yapton and Ford sit between the South Downs and the sea in the economically important West Sussex Coastal Plain.  

Ford dates from the 12th century and Yapton from the 11th century although there is evidence of even earlier settlement.  

Rich in social and architectural history the parishes boast two large Conservation Areas and 17 Listed Buildings as well as many others of  "Special Interest".


Yapton & Ford Local History Group exists to research and promote the architectural and social history of the parishes of Yapton and Ford.

We research, collect, catalogue and make available, information relating to the history of the parishes and since our founding in 1992, we have amassed an extensive library of information.   We also have a monthly social event where guest speakers are invited to talk about an aspect of local history.

Most of our events are also open to the public, as is the information we collect about our villages' history.

You are very welcome to join our   Facebook group at "Yapton & Ford Local History" for the latest information on our events, and updates on our ongoing research.


The much anticipated talk by Dr. Phil Harding  (from the Time Team TV programme), which was delayed due to Covid-19 regulations, finally took place in October 2022, and was a resounding success.

You can read a review of the event here.


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