St Mary the Virgin, (Friston)




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Friston, East Sussex.

Grid reference: 555175, 98130, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1545.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: P013951 (1546 ~ 1845).


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 12 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST JAMES. Restored in 1892, and N. transept built. The church is mainly early Nor.; the chancel and windows are Dec. Note: the blocked-up Nor. window in S. wall, and old oak roof. The wide segmental chancel arch is connected with a wall-arch in N. and S. walls, in which are inserted windows, that on the S. being probably a low-side window. On the internal jambs, note consecration crosses; also the curious arched recess above altar, There are two brasses, one to Thomas Selwyn (1539) and his wife Margery (1542); a fine mural monument to Nicholas Selwyn and his family, formerly owners of the Tudor mansion, Friston Place. Reg. 1546.


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

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