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St Helen, Hangleton, Sussex

(50°51′8″N, 0°12′5″W)
TQ 267 074
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now East Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Hangleton church has a 13thc. W tower, an early Norman nave with opposing N and S doorways, a N porch and vestry, and a square-ended 14thc. chancel, separated from the nave by a screen. There is a small Norman window in the S wall of the nave, and another in the N. Two reset corbels and one loose corbel may be 12thc. in date.


Hangleton, now a suburb of Brighton, is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but no church.


Exterior Features

Exterior Decoration

Corbel tables, corbels

Loose Sculpture


The reset heads and loose corbel may have been removed from the W tower when the parapet was built.

Victoria County History: Sussex. 3 (City of Chichester). 1935, 281.
J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 12.23.
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 457-58.