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St Stephen, North Mundham, Sussex

(50°48′42″N, 0°45′39″W)
North Mundham
SU 874 021
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

The church has a W tower, a nave with 13thc. aisles, and a chancel with side chapels.


The manor was given, with Pagham, to Bishop Wilfrid by Caedwalla, King of Wessex, in 680. Wilfrid transferred it to the Archbishop of Canterbury, but it was in lay hands during the reign of Edward the Confessor, when it was held by Countess Gida under Earl Godwin. A church is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but there is no evidence for it in the present structure. It is supposed to have been built by the Priory of Boxgrove, to whom William de St John gave the advowson in 1180 (Peat and Halsted 1912, 110). Restored, and chancel and vestry built, 1883 (by A W Blomfield).





The convex chamfer around the lower edge of the tub font suggests a date ofc.1200.

Victoria County History: Sussex. IV (Chichester Rape) 1953, 164-65, with plan.
A. H. Peat and L. C. Halsted, Churches and Other Antiquities of West Sussex. Chichester 1912, 110-13.
(not mentioned in I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965).
A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English fonts with details of those in Sussex. London 1908, 116-17.