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St Michael, Partridge Green, Sussex

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Feature Sets (2)

Description

Built in 1890, this church is faced in flint outside and red brick inside. It has a W tower, a single nave and a square chancel. The font appears to be its oldest feature.

History

Features

Furnishings

Fonts

(Location: W end of nave.) This is an irregular octagonal tub font, of unidentified stone, with a lead-lined basin. It stands on a roughly-hewn, square pillar. That in turn is raised on an octagonal plinth, probably dating from 1890.

Dimensions
diam. of basin 0.545 m
h. of bowl 0.48 m
h. of bowl and plinth 0.95 m
h. of ensemble 1.10 m
overall diam. 0.70 m

Comments/Opinions

Its irregular shape suggests that this font may have been a simple 12thc. tub, recut to create a more fashionable shape in the 13thc. or later. Walker recounts a local tradition that the font came from Wilmington (Sussex).

Bibliography

  • A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English Fonts with Details of those in Sussex. London 1908, 122-23.

Location

Site Location
Partridge Green
National Grid Reference
TQ 189 194 
Boundaries
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Sussex
now: West Sussex
Diocese
medieval: Chichester
now: Chichester
Dedication
now: St Michael and All Angels
medieval: not confirmed
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Kathryn Morrison