St Peter, Racton, Sussex

Feature Sets (2)

Description

The church comprises a nave with a W bell-turret and S porch, and a 13thc. chancel. It was restored in 1875.

History

Racton is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but no church.

Features

Furnishings

Fonts

Font

(Location: W end of nave, N side.) This large tub font has a roll moulding around the rim and is raised on a modern plinth. It has been extensively retooled and has a repair to the rim.

Dimensions
circ. 2.625 m
diam. 0.62 m (int); 0.83 m (ext)
h. 0.59 m

Comments/Opinions

The font may date from the 12thc.

Bibliography

  • Victoria County History: Sussex (vol IV), 116-17, with plan.

  • J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976 1976, 11.32.

  • A. H. Peat and L. C. Halsted, Churches and Other Antiquities of West Sussex. Chichester 1912, 127-29.

  • (Not mentioned in I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 311-12.)

Location

Site Location
Racton
National Grid Reference
SU 779 092 
Boundaries
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Sussex
now: West Sussex
Diocese
medieval: Chichester
now: Chichester
Dedication
now: St Peter
medieval: not confirmed
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Kathryn Morrison 
Visit Date
09 September 1998, 18 September 2014