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St Botolph, Botolphs, Sussex

(50°52′18″N, 0°18′21″W)
TQ 193 094
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

This is a small flint church with a W tower, a long nave with a blocked 13thc. N arcade, and a square chancel. A Norman window survives in the S side of the nave. The chancel arch is probably late Anglo-Saxon rather than early Norman, but is included in the Corpus on account of its stylistic relationship with Sompting (qv).


Botolphs is not mentioned in 1086, but the church is probably that mentioned under Annington. It has also been equated with the church of St Peter de Veteri Ponte (St Peter of Old Bridge), handed over to St Florent de Saumur together with Beeding Priory and St Nicholas, Bramber,c.1080, by William de Braose. It passed to Sele Priory by 1100 and a priest is recordedc.1150.


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches

Victoria County History: Sussex. VI, Pt 1 (Bramber Rape - S Part), 1980, 199.
J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 13.8.
E. A. Fisher, The Saxon Churches of Sussex. Newton Abbot. 1970, 61–67.