THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST ANDREW AND ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1028414

Date first listed: 31-Dec-1982

Statutory Address: THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST ANDREW AND ST MARY, CHURCH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST ANDREW AND ST MARY, CHURCH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden (District Authority)

Parish: Fletching

National Grid Reference: TQ4290823473

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History

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Details

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TQ 4223 41/736

FLETCHING CHURCH STREET (north side) The Parish Church of St Andrew and St Mary

GV I

Parish church. Norman tower, remainder C13, restored, particularly the chancel, by J Oldrid Scott in 1880, who also added a vestry. Built of sandstone rubble with roof of Horsham slabs, chancel tiled and broached, shingled spire. 4 bay nave, north and south transepts with Sheffield Mausoleum at the north end of the north transept, south porch, west tower, chancel and vestry. West tower of 3 stages with top or bell stage with paired round-headed arches with colonnettes, centre stage with lancets with leaded lights and arched doorcase with hoodmoulding. Large diagonal buttresses. Nave has clerestorey with trefoil arched windows, aisles have restored triple trefoliated windows. Gabled south porch with arched doorcase with hood moulding and blank spandrels. Roof has queenposts and cusped braces. Stoup. South transept has 2 lancets to east and paired lancet with cinquefoil above to south. Chancel rebuilt by J Oldrid Scott of snecked rubble with 6 lancets and triple traceried window with 3 roundels to east. Vestry projects from chancel with 2 lancets to each face. North transept has 2 lancets and pointed arched west doorway but north face obscured by Sheffield Mausoleum of late C18 date in tooled sandstone with tiled roof. North end has cinquefoil roundel and arched doorway, lancets to side. North aisle has similar windows to south aisle but central pointed arched doorcases. Interior has Norman arch with zig-zag moulding and timber framed bell cage possibly of c1340 as the spire was added then. Nave has early C13 4 bay arcade with round piers and arches with two slight chamfers. Roof has 5 crown posts. Achievements of the Neville Family of early C18 and C17 octagonal wooden pulpit with strapwork decoration. South transept has alabaster effigy of Richard Leche d1596. Brass to Sir Edward or Walter Dalyngrigge and wife c1386 on stone plinth with cinquefoil niches, surmounted by stone unicorn and shield. Tombstone to Petrus Denot, Glover c1450 of Bethersden marble with brass gloves and a C13 monumental tablet. North transept more restored but has Decorated piscina, hagioscope and Sheffield Mausoleum to rear has tomb of Edward Gibbon, d1794, buried by his friend John, Lord Sheffield. Late C15 rood screen with base and canopy restored in C19. Chancel restored by J Oldrid Scott in 1880 with unaltered organ by

Foster and Andrews of 1881. Piscina and triple sedilia. Pews and font of c1880. [BOE Sussex p501.]



Listing NGR: TQ4290823473

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 295968

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Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Nairn, I, The Buildings of England: Sussex, (1965), 501

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