St Andrew (Old Parish Church), (Hove)




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Church Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 3YT.

Grid reference: 528620, 104820, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Currently there is no incumbent information available.


Earliest Register: 1539.


There are 2441 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.


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:

Built: 1833 - 36.

Architect: George Basevi.

Style: Norman of cobbled flint with stone dressings. Western tower. Chancel and arcade of old church (Early English) incorporated.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. ANDREW. The old parish church retains but little of the original edifice, having been nearly rebuilt in 1836. Externally, with the exception of the porch, it is new work. There are, however, two rows of fine pillars and arches of Tr.-Nor. style. The capitals appear to have been re-carved, but the arch mouldings of the nave arcades are original, and the church also retains its fine oaken tie-beams. In the churchyard lie the remains of Admiral Westphal, who, when wounded at the battle of Trafalgar, was laid by the side of Nelson, whose coat was placed as a pillow for his head. Charlotte Elliot, the authoress of several well-known hymns, is also buried here. There is a tablet to the memory of Copley Fielding, the painter. Reg, (All Saints) 1539.


There is 1 document 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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