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St Nicolas, Portslade, Sussex

(50°50′33″N, 0°13′7″W)
TQ 255 063
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now East Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

This late 12thc. and 13thc. church comprises a W tower, nave with S and N arcades (the N aisle added 1874 in style of S aisle) and a square chancel. A large Victorian addition on the N side of the tower is the Brackenbury Chapel of 1874.


No church is mentioned in the Domesday Book, although there was a village (Porteslamhe). The church was built in the late 12thc. and early 13thc., and was restored in 1860. The N aisle and Bracklebury Chapel were built in 1874.


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches



The chevron to the N of the chancel arch appears to be the earliest part of the fabric. It is difficult to parallel in the county.

Victoria County History: Sussex. VII (Rape and Honour of Lewes). 1940, 284-85.
J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976,12.24, 25
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 459.