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St John the Baptist, Crawley, Sussex

(51°6′49″N, 0°11′23″W)
TQ 268 365
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

The church comprises a W tower, nave, seven-bay N aisle, N porch and chancel. There is a blocked doorway in the S wall of the nave. On the N side of the chancel is the vestry, and on the S are two doorways: one to the (lost) rood screen, the other a priests' doorway with a small porch. All of the fabric is post 12thc. The S doorway seems to be the earliest feature, and may date from the early 13thc.






The font dates from the end of the 12thc. At some time the corners of the bowl and plinth were cut back to create an octagonal font. The angle columns may be replacements, but look like authentic early 13thc. work.

A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English fonts with details of those in Sussex. London 1908, 104-05.