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St Peter, Rodmell, Sussex

(50°50′19″N, 0°1′0″E)
TQ 421 063
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now East Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Rodmell church has a late 12thc. W tower with a baptistery on the S side, a 12thc. nave with a late 12thc. S aisle, and a chancel with a S chapel (formerly the private chapel of Place House) and a modern vestry to the N. The round-headed pseudo-Norman chancel arch is thought to reproduce the original arch, which had a pointed head. The original stones are in the Rectory garden, and are thought to have been brought from Lewes Priory after 1537. The font dates from the late 12thc.





Loose Sculpture


Victoria County History: Sussex 7 (Rape and Honour of Lewes). 1940, 71-73.
J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 12,4.
M. F. Drummond-Roberts, Some Sussex Fonts Photographed and Described. Brighton 1935, 71.
W.H. Godfrey, Guide to the Church of St Peter Rodmell, 1982 edition.
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 590.
A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English Fonts with Details of those in Sussex. London 1908, 80-81.