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St Giles, Merston, Sussex

(50°48′57″N, 0°44′1″W)
SU 893 026
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

The nave has a W bell-cote, a N aisle and a S porch. It is continuous with the 13thc. chancel.


Merston is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but no church. Before 1086 it was held by 'Gort', thought to be Earl Gurth, Harold's brother. In 1086 it was held by Oismelin, who gave the tithes of his land to the Abbey of Troarn.





One of a series of arcaded Sussex marble fonts found in this region. Late 12thc.

Victoria County History: Sussex. IV (Chichester Rape) 1953, 158-60, with plan.
J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 11.110.
A. H. Peat and L. C. Halsted, Churches and Other Antiquities of West Sussex. Chichester 1912, 108-10.
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 270.
A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English fonts with details of those in Sussex. London 1908, 78-79.