St Peter, (Preston)




Church website.


Preston Park, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex.

Grid reference: 530410, 106410, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Church of England Clergy Database.

Vicars of Preston from a list in the church


Earliest Register: 1538.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: P013981 (1551 ~ 1785).


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 3 monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


POWPics (The New Roughwood Church Album) contains 42 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 18 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: 1260.

Closed: 1990.

Current use: Conserved.

(Churches Conservation Trust)

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. PETER. This E.E. church was very interesting on account of its mural paintings, representing (on E. wall of nave and chancel arch) the Martyrdom of St. Thomas à Becket, SS. Katherine and Margaret, etc., St Michael Weighing Souls, Incredulity of St. Thomas, etc . - 13th c. work; (on N. wall of nave) The Last Supper, The Nativity, and the Adoration of the Magi. The disastrous fire of 1906 unfortunately destroyed the greater part of them. There are two piscinæ; triple sedilia; and old disused font. The altar-tomb (Perp.) of Edward Elrington is a fine piece of work; Dr, Cheynell's tomb should also be noted. The old bells were damaged by the fire, but have been recast. Reg. 1538.


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 no articles about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

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