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 Liberator Exhibition

Arundel Museum is holding an exhibition about the Liberator Bomber and Junkers '88' that crashed near Arundel during WW2.

Sunday 13 February - Sunday 13 March 2022

Entry into the exhibition is included in your Arundel Museum entry. Adults: £4, Seniors: £3.50, Family: £8.

Exhibition open 10am - 4pm.    NOTE: exhibition is closed on some days - check Arundel Museum website for details.

See the Arundel Museum website for details.

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