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St Mary, Fletching, Sussex

(50°59′35″N, 0°2′5″E)
TQ 429 235
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now East Sussex
medieval St Mary
now St Andrew and St Mary
  • Kathryn Morrison
27 May 1991; 4 May 1997

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Feature Sets

Fletching is an attactive village in the Wealden district of East Sussex, 6 miles E of Haywards Heath. The church is in the centre of the village, and has a 12thc. W tower and nave; 13thc. aisles and transepts; Victorian chancel (John Oldrid Scott).


Fletching is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but no church.

The church guide book is the source for the medieval dedication to St Mary.


Exterior Features




Comparable bell-openings in the area, such as Wadhurst and Burwash, do not have semi-columnar responds as does Fletching. The sculpture in the arch of the tower doorway is ex situ.


Anon 1981, Fletching. A Description of the Parish Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin (guide book), 1981.

I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 501.

Rev. F. Spurrell, 'On the Architecture of Fletching Church', Sussex Archaeological Collections 4, 1851, 237-42 (section of church and detail of mouldings opp. p. 237).

Rev. S.D. Wilde, 'Fletching Parish and Church', Sussex Archaeological Collections 4, 1851, 231-36 (plan opp. p. 231).