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St Agatha, Coates, Sussex

(50°57′3″N, 0°34′55″W)
SU 997 178
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison
25 August 1997

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Feature Sets

This heavily repointed (or refaced?) church comprises a single nave with a bell turret (rebuilt 1961), and a small, square chancel. The chancel arch is plain and round-headed; one Norman window survives in the S wall of the nave.


Not mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086). The earliest reference to the church occursc.1100, when it is recorded that the Prior of Lewes received a pension from 'Cotes' church (A Short Guide, 1).





J. L. André, 'Fonts in Sussex Churches', Sussex Archaeological Collections 44, 1901, 35 (drawing of font).

St Agatha's Church Coates: A Short Guide, n.d.

A. K. Walker, An Introduction to the Study of English Fonts with Details of those in Sussex. London 1908, 68-69.