Church Of All Saints

5 Jul 2000
Church Of All Saints, Church Hill, Brighton, Brighton And Hove, East Sussex
Photograph (Digital)


This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


TQ3009SW CHURCH HILL, Patcham 577-1/15/1001 (East side) 13/10/52 Church of All Saints


Anglican church. Nave C12. tower C13 and chancel C14; restorations 1824-5, 1856, 1883, 1898 and 1989; north aisle and vestry added 1898. Flint with stone dressings, the walls all rendered except for the north aisle and vestry, which are of flint with brick bands and dressings; roof of tiles except to tower which is slated. Chancel, nave, north aisle, west tower, south porch and vestry. EXTERIOR: east window of 3 lights with curvilinear tracery under a hoodmould; 2 lancets with trefoiled heads on south side of chancel; 2-light window with similar detailing to nave, east of porch; then a 2-light window with ogee heads under a flat hoodmould between porch and tower; east and west angles of the nave buttressed; east window to north aisle of 3 lights with curvilinear tracery, and a louvre window in apex of gable; 3 north windows, the easternmost as for east window of north aisle; the 2 western windows are of 3 lights with cinquefoil heads under a flat hoodmould, and one dates from the first half of the C19; stones from what appears to be a Norman doorway are in the north wall of the aisle; west window of north aisle curvilinear. West tower with massive angle buttressing at south-west corner; 3 narrow lancets in west face of tower and splay-footed spire. Gabled south porch with C14 pointed-arched entrance. INTERIOR: chancel reordered 1989, leaving a panelled dado at the east end and part of the side walls, of 1883 apart from the 'reredos', made from choir stalls dismembered in 1989; north wall has the chalk monument of Richard Shelley (died 1594) with grave-diggers flanking the family arms; chancel roof boarded and panelled; the chancel arch is round-arched with replacement impost blocks (1964) and a C13 wall-painting of Christ in Judgment remaining in part above it, and revealed in 1879; nave of 3 bays: octagonal piers with simplified water-leaf capitals supporting pointed arches with an inner order of stone, chamfered, and an outer order of moulded brick; queen-post roof to nave, probably of late C16 date; the level of the chancel floor extends into the nave following reordering in 1989. (Carder T: The Encyclopaedia of Brighton: Lewes: 1990-; Barrows A, Harben J & Oldfield E: All Saints' Patcham Church Guide and Parish History: Brighton: 1990-).

Listing NGR: TQ3023209087


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1635 IOE Records taken by Robert E Priest; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Robert E Priest. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Priest, Robert E

Rights Holder: Priest, Robert E


Brick, Flint, Render, Slate, Stone, Tile, Medieval Anglican Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Church, Place Of Worship, Wall Painting, Unassigned, Decorative Surface, Commemorative Monument, Commemorative

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