St Peter ad Vincula, (Wisborough Green)




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Grid reference: 505500, 125500, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map, Magic Maps


Currently there is no incumbent information available.


Earliest Register: 1560.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C071301 (1560 ~ 1876); E071301 (1560 ~ 1876).


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are 2322 marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: M071301 (1560 ~ 1876).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


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

Building information:

Built: Unknown or not given.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

Restored in 1868. The church is an interesting building. Nor. work is seen in the W. end of nave; Tr.-Nor. in the rest of the nave and chancel arch; E.E. in chancel and many windows; Dec, in two windows; fine trussed rafter roof. There is a stoup in the old N. wooden porch (late 13th c.) and a piscina in the S. aisle. The 13th c. mural paintings on the S. side of chancel arch represent Our Lord as a Pilgrim Receiving Pilgrims, and under that the Crucifixion. Font, Tr.-Nor.


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


Christians have worshipped on this site for over a thousand years, but this church is more than an historic monument: it is a house of prayer, lovingly maintained to the glory of our Lord. The western end of the nave is probably the earliest part of the present building, the hilltop site and unusually thick walls suggest that it might once have been a Norman keep. The aisles were added in the 13th and 14th centuries. The medieval wall painting dates to c. 1200 and the baptismal font to the same period. The nave roof was raised in the 14th century, when the many clerestory windows were inserted. Added in the 15th century were the two porches. The high altar is the original stone one from before the Reformation - having been hidden when Henry VIII ordered stone altars to be destroyed, it was found and reinstalled as the main altar in 1937. A window is dedicated to the Huguenot glassmakers of the late 16th century and there are references to the fallen Canadian soldiers of Dieppe.
Source: Church website.

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