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St Mary, Horsham, Sussex

(51°3′36″N, 0°19′54″W)
TQ 170 303
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

A large church of local brown sandstone, restored by Teulon in 1865, comprising a W tower (12thc.) with a broach spire, an aisled nave (12thc. and 13thc.) with a clerestorey, and a square chancel (late 13thc.). Chantry chapels have been added to N (C14th) and S (15thc.) and a sacristy to the NE (Perp).


Horsham is not mentioned in Domesday Book. The W tower and the NW corner of the N aisle appear to be remnants of an earlier church which was substantially rebuilt in the 13thc., probably in 1231, when the advowson passed to Rusper Abbey. Rusper, a nunnery founded by William de Braosec.1200, also possessed the churches of Warnham, Ifield and Selham.


Exterior Features


Exterior Decoration

Corbel tables, corbels

I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 242-44.