THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1353763
Date first listed:
12-Oct-1954
Statutory Address:
THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH LANE

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

County:
West Sussex
District:
Adur (District Authority)
Parish:
Sompting
National Park:
SOUTH DOWNS
National Grid Reference:
TQ 16145 05635

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 08/01/2013

TQ 10 NE 2/27 12.10.54

SOMPTING CHURCH LANE The Parish Church of St Mary I

C11 to C12. Flint with stone slate roof. Chancel, north transept with its own north aisle, south transept with baptistry to the north of it, nave, west tower and ruins of a chapel at the north west end of the nave. Tower entirely early Cll and the only English example of a Saxon tower with a four-sided shingled roof or 'Rhenish helm'. The remainder of the church is late C12 with late C15 or early C16 windows. The north west chapel was built by the Knights Templar after 1154 as a separate chapel from the church and was opened up into the church by the Knights Hospitallers in the C14. It fell into ruins soon after the dissolution of that order in 1538. The church contains some importent examples of Saxon sculpture. References Anglo Saxon Architecture H M and J Taylor Vol II 558-62 Cambridge 1965. English Historic Carpentary pps 14-21 C A Hewett, Phillimore 1980.

Listing NGR: TQ1614705637

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
297334
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Hewett, C A , English Historic Carpentry, (1980), 14-21
Taylor, H M, J , , Anglo Saxon Architecture, (1965), 558-562

Legal

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

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Date: 03 Mar 2006
Reference: IOE01/14988/24
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