All Saints, Waldron, Sussex

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The church (W tower, nave, N aisle, chancel) dates from the 13thc. but has a Victorian S aisle. It was not entered.


Waldron is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but no church. In 1908 Walker reported that this 'font' had only recently been found, being used as a watering trough in a farmyard. Traces of a lead lining were found, and it was moved to the church.


Loose Sculpture

Stone basin

A stone basin lies in the churchyard, on the N side of the church. The interior is circular, with a large drainage hole. In addition, a channel has been cut through the rim.


diam., exterior 1.09 m
diam., interior 0.76 m
h. 0.32 m


The broad, shallow proportions of this basin are unusual for a Norman font. Mee, in The King's England, Sussex, suggested that it is of Saxon date and compared it with the fonts of Selham and Bignor.


  • A Mee, The King's England, Sussex. 2nd edn, 1964, 203.
  • Not mentioned in I Nairn and N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth, 1965.
  • Rev. J. Ley, 'Waldron: its Church. its Mansions, and its Manors', Sussex Archaeological Collections 13, 1861, 80-103.
  • A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English Fonts, 1908, 58-59.
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Site Location
National Grid Reference
TQ 548 193 
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Sussex
now: East Sussex
medieval: Chichester
now: Chichester
now: All Saints
medieval: not confirmed
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Kathryn Morrison