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All Hallows, Woolbeding, Sussex

(50°59′49″N, 0°45′26″W)
SU 873 227
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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All Hallows has a tall, aisleless 11thc. nave with pilaster strips and a blocked S doorway with long-and-short quoining. The W tower and chancel date from 1728 and 1870 respectively. The church contains a plain font and a loose Romanesque capital.


In 1086, Woolbeding was held by Odo from the king. A church is mentioned.




Loose Sculpture


The provenance of the cushion capital is not known. It must have been free-standing, and possibly belonged to an item of church furnishings rather than an architectural ensemble.

Victoria County History: Sussex 4 (Chichester Rape) 1953, 86-87, with plan.
J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 14.1.
M. F. Drummond-Roberts, Some Sussex Fonts Photographed and Described. Brighton 1935, 107.
J. L. André, 'Fonts in Sussex Churches', Sussex Archaeological Collections 44, 1901, 32.
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 385 (no mention of font or fragment).
A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English Fonts with Details of those in Sussex. London 1908, 38.