St Mary the Virgin, (Hailsham)




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Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex.

Grid reference: 559130, 109510, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1558.


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 2 marriages in the OPC database.

No marriage IGI batches known.

Monumental inscriptions:

There is 1 monumental inscription in the OPC database.


POWPics (The New Roughwood Church Album) contains 5 photographs of this church. This album will also display any postcards or other images of the church which are in the Sussex OPC database.

There are 24 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 1870, 1878 and 1889. Vestry enlarged in 1910. This little market town has a fine Perp. church with an embattled tower. The bells were first cast in 1663, at Bell Bank, near the town, and the tenor still rings the curfew. Font, Perp. Note: three piscinae: plain sedile; fragments of 15th c. glass in a window in N. aisle; double capital in Lady Chapel, the only relic of the original church, built c.1200. Reg. 1558.


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There are 3 articles about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

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