St John the Baptist, (Clayton)




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Underhill Lane, Clayton, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 529900, 113950, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map, Magic Maps


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1601.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

No baptism IGI batches known.


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

No marriage IGI batches known.

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


The old Roughwood Churches Album has images and notes about this church.

There are 13 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: Unknown or not given.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST. Restored in 1893. The Saxon chancel arch is the attraction to arch├Žologists. It has bold half-round moulding; the abacus is massive and chamfered. On each side of this arch is a semi-circular recess. The chancel is 13th c. work (E.E.), with triple lancets at E. end and round window over. There is a blocked-up arch in N. and S. walls of nave. Windows: - lancets in chancel, with head of a King and a Queen on hood moulding; Dec. in nave. N. doorway and dor are old. One bell is pre-Reformation. On S. wall of chancel is brass of a priest holding chalice and wafer, with inscription (1523). The mural paintings, representing the Doom, are very interesting. Note: brass on floor at W. end; oak panelling, seats and beams.


There is 1 document concerning this church in the OPC database.


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

There are 2 articles about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

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