St Helen, Hangleton, Sussex

Feature Sets (3)

Description

Hangleton church has a 13thc. W tower, an early Norman nave with opposing N and S doorways, a N porch and vestry, and a square-ended 14thc. chancel, separated from the nave by a screen. There is a small Norman window in the S wall of the nave, and another in the N. Two reset corbels and one loose corbel may be 12thc. in date.

History

Hangleton, now a suburb of Brighton, is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but no church.

Features

Exterior Features

Exterior Decoration

Corbel tables, corbels

Animal head

Reset in crenellated parapet of W tower, S side.

Human head

Reset in crenellated parapet of W tower, S side.

Loose Sculpture

Corbel

Located on window sill on N side of chancel, carved with a ram's head.

Dimensions

d. 0.15 m
h. 0.11 m
w. 0.18 m

Comments/Opinions

The reset heads and loose corbel may have been removed from the W tower when the parapet was built.

Bibliography

  • Victoria County History: Sussex. 3 (City of Chichester). 1935, 281.
  • J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 12.23.
  • I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 457-58.

Location

Site Location
Hangleton
National Grid Reference
TQ 267 074 
Boundaries
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Sussex
now: East Sussex
Diocese
medieval: Chichester
now: Chichester
Dedication
now: St Helen
medieval: not confirmed
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Kathryn Morrison