St Mary, East Guldeford, Sussex

Feature Sets (2)

Description

Consecrated in 1505, this is a brick church with a hipped M-shaped roof, which covers the nave and chancel together. The font comes from an earlier church.

History

Features

Furnishings

Fonts

This font has an upright square bowl of Sussex marble. The very worn sides bear traces of carving, with arcading to S (seven arches) and W (six arches), possibly three circles enclosing rosettes on the E and possibly three or four square rosettes on the N. The basin is unlined, and lead staples remain in the NW and SE spandrels. The underside of the bowl is moulded to receive five supports, but these have been replaced by a square brick plinth with freestone corners.

Dimensions
diam. of basin 0.57 m
h. of bowl 0.27 m
h. overall 1.01 m
l. of sides E 0.71 m; S 0.70 m; W 0.68 m; N 0.70 m

Comments/Opinions

Bibliography

  • Victoria County History: Sussex. 9 (Rape and Honour of Hastings). 1937, 150-52.

Location

Site Location
East Guldeford
National Grid Reference
TQ 938 215 
Boundaries
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Sussex
now: East Sussex
Diocese
medieval: Chichester
now: Chichester
Dedication
now: St Mary
medieval: Holy Trinity (1505)
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Kathryn Morrison