St Mary the Virgin, (Willingdon)




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Grid reference: 558905, 102440, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Incumbents of St Mary's Church


Earliest Register: 1560.


There are 1212 baptisms in the OPC database.

No baptism IGI batches known.


There are 1130 burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are 36 marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: M152002 (1887 ~ 1894).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are 148 monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


POWPics (The New Roughwood Church Album) contains 19 photographs of this church. This album will also display any postcards or other images of the church which are in the Sussex OPC database.

There are 11 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Style: Mainly Early English.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

The Present Church is mainly E.E. work with some Perp. windows. The piscina is E.E.; and on the S. porch some dog-tooth moulding remains. There is an old stone coffin, found on the Downs, and a large dilapidated old oak chest. Font is 14th c., square, an elegant example of a purely local type. In the Parker Chapel there are several brasses and monuments; one to John Parker and his wife (1543); another to Thomas Parker (1580). The finest monument is the marble tomb of Sir Nicholas Parker (1619), having an effigy of the knight in armour under a canopy, with the kneeling figures of his three wives, and metrical epitaph.


There are 2 documents concerning this church in the OPC database.


There are no books about this church in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are 3 articles about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

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