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St Mary Magdalene, Midhurst, Sussex

(50°59′9″N, 0°44′15″W)
SU 887 215
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

Numerous additions and restorations have produced a complex, asymmetrical building dating largely from the 16thc. and 19thc. The earliest part is the lower stage of the S tower, dating from the late 12thc. or early 13thc.


Midhurst is not mentioned in 1086.

According to Mee, there is a square Norman font (Mee 1964, 140). However, the present font has an octagonal bowl on an octagonal stem, both decorated with pointed blind arcading.


Interior Features


Tower/Transept arches

The ground floor of the tower is dated early 13thc. by Nairn and Pevsner, and is difficult to date precisely.

I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 271.