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St Andrew, Edburton, Sussex

St Andrew's Church, Edburton Rd, Henfield BN5 9LN, United Kingdom (50°53′23″N, 0°14′54″W)
TQ 233 114
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
medieval St Andrew
now St Andrew
  • Kathryn Morrison
  • Kathryn Morrison
25 May 1991

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Edburton is a tiny village sited at the foot of the South Downs escarpment in the Hosham district of West Sussex. The church has a single nave with a S porch and a W tower, and a chancel with a N chapel.


Edburton is not recorded by that name in the Domesday Survey, but what became the manor was recorded as part of the 4 hides of Pythorne in Fulking, held by Levenot from King Edward in 1066, and by the same tenany from William de Braose in 1086. The manor appears to have passed to the Archbishop of Canterbury from whom another William de Braose held a fee in the 1210s (VCH). The advowson of the church seems to have belonged to the Archbishop.





Zarnecki (1957) notes that the lead fonts at Edburton and Pyecombe were produced in the same workshop. Their decoration is similar though nort identical. The same or similar patterns were used for the production of the two fonts but they were nor well used so that ugly beaks appear in the bands of decoration. The lowest bands of the two fonts differ in their designs.

He dates the fonts to the very end of the 12thc on the basis of the trefoil leaves seen especially on the lowest band of ornament.

  1. F. Harrison, Notes on Sussex Churches, Hove 1908 (4th ed. 1920), 106-07.

Historic England Listed Building. English Heritage Legacy ID: 298879

I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 217.

G. Zarnecki, English Romanesque Lead Sculpture, London 1957, 20, 21, 42, 43, pl.78.