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St Laurence, Telscombe, Sussex

(50°48′47″N, 0°0′25″W)
TQ 405 034
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now East Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

Telscombe comprises a late 12thc. W tower and a 12thc. nave and chancel, respectively having a N aisle and N chapel. The VCH describes the chancel arch as 'a pseudo-Norman monstrosity'. The vestry is on the N side of the N aisle. The font is 13thc. and has been compared with that of nearby Piddinghoe. The church was restored in 1903 and 1922.


Telscombe is not mentioned in the Domesday Survey.


Interior Features



According to VCH, the piscina is of 12thc. date, with 'a square protruding marble bowl with carved acanthus-type leaf work on its underside'. It was not noticed.

Victoria County History: Sussex 7 (Rape and Honour of Lewes). 1940, 77.
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 611-12.