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St James, Heyshott, Sussex

(50°57′16″N, 0°43′27″W)
SU 897 180
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

The church comprises a nave with a W bell-turret, a S porch, a N aisle, and a chancel with a modern flat-roofed vestry on its N side. The three-bay N arcade, which has moulded capitals and chamfered, pointed arches, is Early English in style.






This font dates from the early 13thc. It seems contemporary with the capitals of the S arcade (three bays). Fonts with moulded capitals which form part of a square bowl are also found at Cuckfield, Iford, Ripe, Slindon (qv), West Hoathly (qv) and Woodmancote (qv). The font at Selmeston and the disused font at Maresfield (qv), although both circular, also have this feature.

M. F. Drummond-Roberts, Some Sussex Fonts Photographed and Described. Brighton 1935, 44.
A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English Fonts with Details of those in Sussex. London 1908, 48-49.