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St Mary the Virgin, Upwaltham, Sussex

(50°54′57″N, 0°39′35″W)
SU 943 138
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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The church has a single-cell nave and a semi-circular apse preceded by a straight bay. Romanesque sculpture is found on a capital reused as a piscina. The church also contains a plain font.


Upwaltham is mentioned in DS. Troarn Abbey held some land there, but no church is mentioned.


Interior Features

Interior Decoration





The volute capital is very similar to ones in Chichester Cathedral, and is more likely to have been brought from there than to have come from the Upwaltham site.

J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 11, 112-13
Victoria County History: Sussex 4 (Chichester Rape) 1953, 174-75, with plan.
A. H. Peat and L. C. Halsted, Churches and Other Antiquities of West Sussex. Chichester 1912, 165-55.
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 361 (no mention of font).