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St Mary, West Chiltington, Sussex

(50°57′13″N, 0°26′58″W)
West Chiltington
TQ 090 183
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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The church comprises a nave, carrying a timber bell turret with a broach spire (1602) over its E end, a chancel and S aisles to both nave and chancel. The exterior is heavily plastered, and there are impressive 12thc. and 13thc. wall paintings throughout the nave.


A church is mentioned in 1086. It was restored in 1882 (Harrison, 91), and the present N doorway may date from that time.


Exterior Features


Interior Features



Loose Sculpture


The S arcade was built in the late 12thc., breaking through an earlier S wall.

J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 11.57
E.C. Rouse, 'Church of St Mary, West Chiltington', Proceedings of the Summer Meeting of the Royal Archaeological Institute at Chichester in 1985, Archaeological Journal, 1985, 61-62.