St James the Less, (Lancing)




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Manor Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 0EY.

Grid reference: 518230, 105610, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1559.


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.


There are 15 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: Unknown or not given.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. JAMES. This church was probably originally Nor., but has been much altered in subsequent times. The S. porch is Tr.-Nor.; the rest of the building was reconstructed about the end of the 13th c., when E.E. was passing to Dec. Note: string course in the chancel, the Nor. billet moulding changing to Dec. roll; two trefoil-headed low-side windows set in wide arched recesses; on N. chancel wall a canopied Easter Sepulchre. Font, square Nor.; stoup in nave. The upper part of tower was removed and pyramidal cap added in 1618.


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

There are no articles about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.


Renovation work in 1994 uncovered evidence of the Saxon origins of this building in the form of quoins (corner stones) either side of the west door marking the original (much narrower) width of the nave.

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