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St John the Baptist, Kirdford, Sussex

Location
(51°1′43″N, 0°32′58″W)
Kirdford
TQ 018 265
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Sussex
now West Sussex
  • Kathryn Morrison
Feature Sets
Description

Only the nave of the 12thc. church remains.

History

Kirdford was not mentioned in 1086. It was later part of the endowment of the priory of Arundel, re-founded by the Earl of Arundel as a cell of the abbey of Sez in Normandy in 1177.

16thc. wills refer to the dedication to St Mary.

Features

Exterior Features

Doorways

Comments/Opinions

The nave to which the S doorway belongs displays herringbone masonry, which concords with the early 12thc. date suggested by the capitals.

Bibliography
I. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth 1965, 253.