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St Mary, Barnham, Sussex

(50°49′23″N, 0°38′38″W)
SU 956 035
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

The church has a single nave, with a square weather-boarded bell-cote at the W end. There are two Norman windows on the S side, and a blocked arcade with pointed arches in the N wall. A timber truss serves to divide the nave from the 13thc. chancel. There is an organ chamber and vestry on the N side.


A church is mentioned in Domesday Survey (1086). In 1105 Robert de Haye gave Barnham to the Abbey of Lessay in Normandy and it later passed to Boxgrove Priory. The church was restored in 1865.





The font dates from the late 12thc.

Victoria County History: Sussex. 5, Pt 1 (Arundel Rape - SW Part), (1997) 114-17.
J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 11.82.
M. F. Drummond-Roberts, Some Sussex Fonts Photographed and Described. Brighton 1935, 8.
A. H. Peat and L. C. Halsted, Churches and Other Antiquities of West Sussex. Chichester 1912, 34.
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 99-100.
A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English Fonts with Details of those in Sussex. London 1908, 66-67.