CHURCH OF ST THOMAS AT CLIFFE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1043870
Date first listed:
25-Feb-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
29-Oct-1985
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST THOMAS AT CLIFFE, CLIFFE HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST THOMAS AT CLIFFE, CLIFFE HIGH STREET

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

County:
East Sussex
District:
Lewes (District Authority)
Parish:
Lewes
National Park:
SOUTH DOWNS
National Grid Reference:
TQ 42132 10272

Details

TQ 4210 SW LEWES CLIFFE HIGH STREET 11/56 (north side) Cliffe 25.2.52 Church of St Thomas at Cliffe (formerly listed as Church of St Thomas-a-Becket in the Cliffe)

GV II*

Church. C12, C14, C15, restored 1879 and 1885. Flint and stone with stone quoins and dressings. Horsham slab and plain tiled roofs. West tower with nave, north and south aisles with south porch and chancel with north vestry. Three-stage west tower with diagonal buttresses, divided by string-courses with string-course also to plain parapet of brick-banded flint with coping. Pyramidal roof of plain tiles and octagonal north-east stair-turret. C15 two-light belfry openings very much renewed. Single light on west side of second stage. First stage with large reworked C15 window over west door with C19 three-centred arch, carved foliage in spandrels and hoodmould. Separately-roofed aisles with two C19 windows each, to south symmetrically arranged about central two-storey porch, blind above, with C15 moulded door- way below with doubled boarded and ribbed doors. Lower chancel with single C19 Perpendicular-style window to south and similar though larger window to east. Interior: C19 tower arch. Three-bay arcades with octagonal piers and capitals and hollow-chamfered arches. Similar, but larger, tower-arch. Fittings: Tudor royal arms, (Queen Elizabeth, 1598).

W.H. Godfrey, The Official Guide to Lewes, 1933, revised 1977, 42. B.O.E., Sussex, 1965, 553-554.



Listing NGR: TQ4213210272

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
293035
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Godfrey, W H , The Official Guide to Lewes, (1933)
Pevsner, N, Nairn, I, The Buildings of England: Sussex, (1965), 553-554

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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