The church, heavily restored by Sir Arthur Blomfield in 1876, incorporates some 12thc. fabric, namely the NW tower, one and a half bays of the N nave arcade and a blocked S doorway. Blomfield's extensive restorations included the removal of the dividing wall between the parish and priory churches (see para. VII below) and the reconstruction of the E end of the arcade. Romanesque sculpture is found at the W end of the nave arcade.
Easebourne is not mentioned in the Domesday Survey, but a church was erected in the course of the 12thc. A priory of Augustinian canonesses was founded by one of the de Bohun family before 1238 (Nairn and Pevsner, 212) or c.1238 (Field; Hinkley), and was endowed with the parish church of Easebourne and its chapel-of-ease at Midhurst. The chancel and E end of the old nave became the priory church, and were closed off from the remainder of the building, comprising the W tower, the W end of the nave and the newly enlarged N aisle, which now served as the parish church. Conventual buildings were erected on the S side of the church. At the Reformation the priory was given to Sir William Fitzwilliam, owner of Cowdray.
|h. (basin only)||0.26 m|
|h. (incl. modern plinths)||0.955 m|
|h. (incl. original plinth only)||0.61 m|
|int. diam. of basin||0.555 m|
|l. of each side||0.68 m|