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St Giles, Shermanbury, Sussex

(50°57′21″N, 0°16′22″W)
TQ 214 188
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
medieval St Giles
now St Giles
  • Kathryn Morrison
31 March 1997

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Feature Sets

A very small, rendered parish church composed of an unaisled nave with a timber bell-cote over the W end and a small square-ended chancel. There are traces of opposing N and S doorways in the nave walls although the church is now entered through a W doorway.


The Domesday Book mentions 'a small church'. Restored 1710 and 1885 (Pevsner)


Interior Features

Interior Decoration


J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 13, 25.

P.M. Johnston, 'Norman carvings at Shermanbury Church', Notes and Queries, Sussex Archaeological Collections 46, 1903, 231-32.

I Nairn and N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex, 320-21.