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

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History

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Details

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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

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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

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