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St Giles, Graffham, Sussex

(50°56′32″N, 0°40′44″W)
SU 929 167
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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This church was virtually rebuilt by GE Street or his firm in 1874-87. It now comprises a three-bay aisled nave and a square-ended chancel with an organ chamber on its N side, and a chapel on it S. All that was retained of the medieval (largely late 12thc.) church were the nave and chapel arcades.


Graffham had a church in 1086. The entire building, except the nave arcades and tower was rebuilt in 1875. The tower was rebuilt in 1887.


Interior Features






The original nave arcade capitals date from the second half of the 12thc.

Victoria County History: Sussex. 4 (Chichester Rape) 1953, 59-60.
J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 11,17.
Graffham, St Giles, guide, nd: Some Notes on the Church of Saint Giles Graffham.
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 231 (no mention of font).
A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English Fonts with Details of those in Sussex. London 1908, 48-49.