The font, which incorporates a 12thc. fragment, stands in an extension of the nave dating from 1961; there is no other Romanesque sculpture in the building.
East Dean, but no church, is mentioned in the Domesday Survey.
|circum. of bowl||1.825 m.|
|h. of bowl||0.39 m.|
|max. w. of original fragment||0.28 m.|
M. F. Drummond-Roberts, Some Sussex Fonts Photographed and Described. Brighton 1935, 31.
J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 9.44.
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 45, 491.
Rev. A. A. Evans, `Three Sussex Fonts', Sussex County Herald, 1 May 1920.
A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English Fonts with Details of those in Sussex. London 1908, 52-53.