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All Saints, Waldron, Sussex

(50°57′8″N, 0°12′9″E)
TQ 548 193
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now East Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

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


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.