St Mary the Virgin, (Felpham)




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Felpham Road, Felpham, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 494500, 99500, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1606.


There are 3874 baptisms in the OPC database.

1554 - 1901 - the OPC offers a look up service.

IGI Batches: C070461 (1554 ~ 1875); E070461 (1554 ~ 1875).


There are no burials in the OPC database.

1557 - 1901 (incomplete) - The OPC offers a look up service.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

1557 - 1900 (incomplete) - the OPC offers a look up service.

IGI Batch: M070461 (1557 ~ 1876).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are 4 monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.

The OPC offers a look up service for the monumental inscriptions.


There are 66 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: Unknown or not given.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. MARY. Restored in 1851 and 1884. All styles of architecture are found in this church. N. nave pillars, Tr.-Nor.; the S. pillars, E.E.; clerestory of trefoil-headed windows; chancel windows and piscina with ogee head, Dec.; tower and S. aisle windows, Perp. Font, late Nor. Note: terminals of hood moulding of these windows; 13th c. oak chest; sundial. The monument to William Hayley, the poet, who is buried here (1820), has an epitaph by Mrs. Opie. In the churchyard note epitaph on William Steel, the blacksmith, by Hayley. William Blake also lived in the village.


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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.

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