St Margaret, (Rottingdean)




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Grid reference: 536990, 102700, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Currently there is no incumbent information available.


Earliest Register: 1558.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C057861 (1572 ~ 1643, 1659 ~ 1783); E057861 (1572 ~ 1643, 1659 ~ 1783); C057862 (1784 ~ 1881); C057863 (1881 ~ 1885).


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: M057861 (1558 ~ 1753); M057862 (1754 ~ 1881).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


POWPics (The New Roughwood Church Album) contains 29 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 23 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

Restored in 1855. The church is built of flint with stone dressings, and is mainly E.E., with traces of earlier work. The tower is between the chancel and the nave; S. aisle rebuilt. The E. window was given by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, who also designed one in the N. of the chancel, representing St. Margaret, another in the S. of the Virgin, and two lancet windows, Jacob's Dream and the Ascent to Paradise. His body lies in the churchyard. William Black, the novelist, is also buried here. Note: corbel heads; un-pierced quatrefoil in a circle, which surmounts the exterior of the lancets at the E. end; remains of an old font (13th c.); blocked-up window; and priests' door in S. wall.


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