St Mary, Goring-By-Sea, Sussex

Feature Sets (2)

Description

Goring church, rebuilt in 1837, has a W tower, nave with N and S aisles and a chancel. The 12th-century nave arcades were retained in 1837.

History

Goring is mentioned in Domesday Book, but no church. It was rebuilt in 1837 by Decimus Burton. The nave arcades were retained at that time, and incorporated within the new building.

Features

Interior Features

Arcades

Nave

N and S arcades

The three-bay N and S arcades are, unusually, almost identical in style. They have plain chamfered arches carried by squared responds with plain impost blocks, and cylindrical columns with low, square, multi-scallop capitals. The impost blocks have a low upright with a groove, and a taller hollow chamfer. The capitals all have sunken shields, and decorative inverted 'V' shapes between the cones, in the manner of sheaths. These are usually striated, but some are carved with ears of corn, plat, dogtooth, chevron, lozenge, honeycomb or star patterns.

Comments/Opinions

Bibliography

  • J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 11.71-73.
  • I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 230-31.

Location

Site Location
Goring-By-Sea
National Grid Reference
TQ 111 026 
Boundaries
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Sussex
now: West Sussex
Diocese
medieval: Chichester
now: Chichester
Dedication
now: St Mary
medieval: not confirmed
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Kathryn Morrison