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St Mary, Slindon, Sussex

(50°51′58″N, 0°38′13″W)
SU 960 083
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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The church has a W tower, an aisled nave with opposing N and S porches, a High Victorian chancel arch, and large square chancel with neo-Norman organ recess on N side. One Norman window survives, above the N arcade.


A church is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Henry I granted the manor to the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1106. The church was restored in 1866 (T G Jackson).


Interior Features






The two easternmost bays of the S arcade date from the late 12thc.; the W arch of the N arcade is slightly later,c.1200 (reeded consoles recur at Clymping, South Bersted and Oving). All other nave arches are 14thc. The font is clearly Early English in style, c.1200 (see note on this type of font under Heyshott).

Victoria County History: Sussex. 4 (Chichester Rape) 1953, 235-37, with plan.
J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 11.88
M. F. Drummond-Roberts, Some Sussex Fonts Photographed and Described. Brighton 1935, 80.
A. H. Peat and L. C. Halsted, Churches and Other Antiquities of West Sussex. Chichester 1912, 141-43.
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 326-27.
T.G. Jackson, 'Some Account of Slindon Church' Sussex Archaeological Collections, 19, 1867, 126-33.
A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English fonts with details of those in Sussex. London 1908, 104-05.