St Peter & St Paul, (West Wittering)

Denomination:

Anglican.

Internet:

A Church Near You (Church of England site for this church).

Grid reference: 477700, 98450, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Incumbents:

List of Incumbents from a board in the church

Registers:

Earliest Register: 1538.

Baptisms:

There are 3085 baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C071321 (1538 ~ 1558, 1583 ~ 1879); E071321 (1538 ~ 1558, 1583 ~ 1879).

Burials:

There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.

Marriages:

There are no marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: M071321 (1538 ~ 1876).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.

Images:

There are 5 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Current use: Worship.

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture have images of and information about the church

Church Plans Online have images of the church

Harrison's description (1911):

Restored in 1875. The nave, arcade, and arches on S. of chancel are Tr.-Nor.; chancel arch with corbels, lancets, priests' door (on N.), and low-side window with shouldered arch are E.E. Note: triangular piscina and two carved oaken stalls with misereres. Font, Nor. There are two tombs (Perp.) to the Ernley family, c. 1545, with bas-reliefs of the Annunciation and the Resurrection; an altar-tomb, with episcopal staff carved on Purbeck marble coffin lid, said to be a memorial to a "Boy Bishop." The detached tower is on N. of building. This church is stated to have been built by St. Richard of Chichester, in 13th c.

About a mile distant, at Cakeham, the tall hexagonal tower built by Bishop Sherborne may be seen. It is a good specimen of Tudor brickwork, c. 1519. Portions of the chapel of the Bishop's Palace also remain.

Documents:

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Publications:

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