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St Margaret, West Hoathly, Sussex

(51°4′32″N, 0°3′20″W)
West Hoathly
TQ 363 325
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

St Margaret's includes a W tower (Perp.,c.1400), nave (12thc. origin), S aisle ofc.1175-1220, square-ended chancel (mid or late 13thc.) and S chapel (c.1270). The church was restored in 1870.


West Hoathly is not mentioned in the Domesday Book. In the absence of original openings, the church is difficult to date.





The font belongs to the second half of the 12thc. See note on this type of font under Heyshott).

Victoria County History: Sussex. VII (Rape and Honour of Lewes). 1940, 169-71.
M. F. Drummond-Roberts, Some Sussex Fonts Photographed and Described. Brighton 1935, 102.
I.C. Hannah, 'West Hoathly Church, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 76, 1935, 201-12.
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 626-27.
A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English fonts with details of those in Sussex. London 1908, 98-99.