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All Saints, West Dean, Sussex

(50°46′36″N, 0°9′36″E)
West Dean
TV 524 997
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now East Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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Feature Sets

The church has a W tower, a nave, a S porch and a chancel. It is largely Early English in style but there is a small Norman window in the N wall.


The church was restored in 1880 by Arthur Loader.





While Walker thought that this was a Norman font, Drummond-Roberts believed it to be early Dec, and Peat and Halsted described it as 'Perpendicular'. The church guide describes it as 'Early English Decorated' belonging to the first quarter of the 14th century. It is unlikely to be Norman, but included on the off-chance.

A History of West Dean Church and parish, 8th edition, 1996.
M. F. Drummond-Roberts, Some Sussex Fonts Photographed and Described. Brighton 1935, 97
A. H. Peat and L. C. Halsted, Churches and Other Antiquities of West Sussex. Chichester 1912, 69-71.
A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English fonts with details of those in Sussex. London 1908, 102-03.