Parish Church of St Peter, Firle, Lewes - Lewes

Rural flint chapel located in the foothills of the South Downs. The tower, nave and chancel date from C13. The aisles with their fine Decorated Gothic arcades and clerestory of cinquefoil windows were inserted in the C14, the Gage chapel in the C16.The congregation fundraised for repairs to the tower which have now been carried out. They now plan to apply for grants to repair delamination and erosion of tracery stonework around east and west windows.

Parish Church of St Peter, Firle, Lewes - Lewes
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: The Parish Church of St Peter
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1043939
  • Local Planning Authority: Lewes
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Parish Church of St Peter
  • County: East Sussex
  • District / Borough: Lewes
  • Parish: Firle
  • National Park: South Downs (NP)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Lewes
  • Region: 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