Church of St Mary the Virgin (formerly the Ascension), Upwaltham, Chichester - Chichester

This small medieval isolated church stands north of the Chichester-Petworth road on the slope of the South Downs. It consists of an apsidal chancel, nave with timber bellcote, and south porch; built of rubble, plastered, except the porch, which is of flint with brick dressings. At risk due to internal and external cracking to chancel, defective windows and rainwater disposal system. The Delivery Phase of the National Lottery Heritage Fund Grants for Places of Worship scheme is currently on site with repairs due for completion in 2019.

Church of St Mary the Virgin (formerly the Ascension), Upwaltham, Chichester - Chichester
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1026165
    Local Planning Authority:
    Chichester
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Mary the Virgin (formerly the Ascension)
    County:
    West Sussex
    District / Borough:
    Chichester
    Parish:
    Upwaltham
    National Park:
    South Downs (NP)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Chichester
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA