12thc. nave with 13thc. aisle, chancel and brick tower of 1671 on the S of the nave. The church was restored in 1863 by G. M. Hills. The only Romanesque sculpture at East Lavant is the W doorway.
The manor and church of East Lavant belonged to the Archbishop of Canterbury from pre-Conquest times until the Reformation.
Of shelly limestone, set (or reset) in flint-faced wall. Round-headed and of two orders.
|h. of capitals||0.185 m|
|h. of opening||2.32 m|
|w. of opening||1.142 m|
Nook shafts with worn capitals. The N face of the S capital retains traces of two cones carved with V incisions and may have been a triple-scallop capital, while the N capital is a variant of trefoil-scallop, with two principle scallops per face, and a shorter, cylindrical scallop separating their cones. The arch is carved with back-to-back chevron, comprising two rows of chevron set at right-angles to one another, one frontal to the face, the other frontal to the soffit, separated by an angle roll. The label is carved from the same blocks as the voussoirs.
Victoria County History: Sussex. 4 (Chichester Rape) 1953, 102-03.
A. H. Peat and L. C. Halsted, Churches and Other Antiquities of West Sussex. Chichester 1912, 96-99.
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 260.