St Mary the Virgin, (Shipley)




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Church Close, Shipley, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 514490, 121810, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Currently there is no incumbent information available.


Earliest Register: 1609.


There are 1053 baptisms in the OPC database.

1584 - 1901 (incomplete), look up service offered

No baptism IGI batches known.


There are no burials in the OPC database.

1584 - 1901 (incomplete), look up service offered

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

1584 - 1900 (incomplete), look up service offered

No marriage IGI batches known.

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


POWPics (The New Roughwood Church Album) contains 25 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 12 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Style: Norman.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. MARY. The nave was entirely rebuilt about the middle of the last century, and a N. aisle added. The massive central tower with the chancel is nearly pure Nor., built early in 12th c. by the Knights Templars and transferred to the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem. The ancient Byzantine reliquary, with representations of the Crucifixion and Angels, enamelled and gilt, may have been brought from the East by the Knights. There is a large Jacobean monument to Sir T. Caryll, and also memorial windows to the Loder and other families. Note: piscina; sedile; two aumbries; rood-loft door; 17th c. alms dishes; fine arches, moulding and corbels; W. doorway, door and hinges; 14h c. S. porch. Reg. 1609.


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There is 1 article about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

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