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St Mary, Chithurst, Sussex

(51°0′0″N, 0°48′5″W)
SU 842 230
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

A late 11thc. church. The single-cell nave is entered through a plain W doorway, and includes herringbone masonry. The square-ended chancel has a plain arch. The church contains a plain font.


There was a church in Chithurst in 1086. VCH mentions tombstones - some carved with double crosses - outside the church, some of which may be 12th century.





Victoria County History: Sussex. 4 (Chichester Rape) 1953, 5-6, with plan.
J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 11, 9
M. F. Drummond-Roberts, Some Sussex Fonts Photographed and Described. Brighton 1935, 23
P. M. Johnstone, 'Chithurst Church', Sussex Archaeological Collections 55, 1912, 97-107
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 186-87 (no mention of font).