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.


Archeological Dig in Burndell Road

There will be a special talk on Monday October 3rd 2022 by Dr. Phil Harding  (yes the one from the Time Team TV programme!).

We are excited to welcome Dr. Harding who will talk about the recent excavation in Yapton by the Wessex Archaeological Society, and also about his life/career as an archaeologist.

The hope is Wessex Archaeology will display various items of interest in the main hall, and also beforehand in the small hall (from 3.00 pm) for children to investigate.

Monday 3 October 2022, 7.30 pm in the Village Hall

This will be free for members. Numbers are limited - ticket only.

(This event was originally scheduled for 2020 but was postponed due to Covid-19 regulations.)


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