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St Nicholas, Iford, Sussex

(50°50′53″N, 0°0′4″W)
TQ 408 073
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now East Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

This church has a single nave, a central tower (probably built over the original chancel) and a chancel with a vestry on its N side. The chancel, tower and N aisle were added to a simple two-cell building in the late 12thc. century. The N aisle has been demolished and the N wall rebuilt. The church was restored in 1868 and again in 1874.


In 1086 Iford, in the Rape of Lewes, was held by William of Warenne in lordship and had a church.


Interior Features


Tower/Transept arches

The ground-floor chamber of the central tower is actually the mid-12thc. chancel.

According to the VCH, the jambs of the W arch of the tower were originally plain, but were cut with nook shafts 'in modern times' (VCH (vol VII), 56, with ref to AJ, vi, 140).


J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 12,3.

I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 544.

Victoria County History: Sussex. 7 (Rape and Honour of Lewes). 1940, 55-57.