Located on the south cost of England, Sussex is bordered to the north by Surrey, east by Kent, south by the English Channel, and west by Hampshire.
The divisions of West Sussex and East Sussex were first established in 1189, but in English Genealogy the county is the point of reference. There are no Chapman codes for these halves of Sussex.
However, it is vital to know if a place of interest is located in East or West Sussex since the records are split between the East Sussex Record Office in Lewes, East Sussex and the West Sussex Record Office in Chichester, West Sussex. For this reason, the gleanings for Sussex are split between East & West
For additional information see Wikipedia and GENUKI:Sussex