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St Andrew, Tangmere, Sussex

(50°50′53″N, 0°43′17″W)
SU 901 062
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison

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This is a simple church with a W tower, a single-cell 12thc. nave and a 13thc. chancel. A carved window head is found on the S side of the nave. The church also contains a plain font.


In 1086, Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury, held Tangmere, in the Rape of Chichester, in lordship. A church is mentioned at that time.


Exterior Features


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches




Nairn and Pevsner suggest that the window head may represent a beheading, and that it may be a reused Saxon fragment. They also mention a 13thc. chancel arch with scalloped imposts, which are actuallyfluted EE brackets.

Victoria County History: Sussex. 4 (Chichester Rape) 1953.
J. Morris and J. Mothersill (ed.), Domesday Book: Sussex. Chichester 1976, 2, 6.
A. H. Peat and L. C. Halsted, Churches and Other Antiquities of West Sussex. Chichester 1912.
G. Harper, Tangmere: A Village with Two Stories. 1983.
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 347.
A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English Fonts with Details of those in Sussex. London 1908.