St Mary, (Salehurst)

Denomination:

Anglican.

Internet:

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

Grid reference: 574500, 124500, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Incumbents:

Church wardens of St Mary's church

Registers:

Earliest Register: 1575.

Baptisms:

There are 28 baptisms in the OPC database.

Baptisms 1782 - 1789 are available on the OPC's website

Baptisms 1790 - 1794 are available on the OPC's website

Baptisms 1795 - 1799 are available on the OPC's website

Baptisms 1800 - 1804 are available on the OPC's website

IGI Batches: C135482 (1670 ~ 1727); C135485 (1728 ~ 1729); C135487 (1809 ~ 1832).

Burials:

There are no burials in the OPC database.

Burials 1782 - 1784 are available on the OPC's website

Burials 1785 - 1789 are available on the OPC's website

No burial IGI batches known.

Marriages:

There are 10 marriages in the OPC database.

Marriages (Grooms Index) 1806 - 1812 is available on the OPC's website

Marriages (Bride's Index) 1806 - 1812 is available on the OPC's website

No marriage IGI batches known.

Monumental inscriptions:

There are 213 monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.

Memorials at St Mary's Church

Photographs of memorials in St Mary's churchyard

Images:

Roughwood Churches Album has images and notes about this church.

There are 17 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

Restored in 1861. The lofty embattled tower of this E.E. church is striking. The S. porch is of oak with wooden tiles, and over the W. porch are the arms of the Etchinghams and Culpepers. Note: the lancets of clerestory; iron tombstones of the 17th c.; two piscinæ; font (late 12th c.) with three salamanders round base, and a wooden cover; opening to rood loft. Dec. and Perp. windows have been inserted at later periods. In chancel, note: old altar stone from Robertsbridge Abbey, serving as pedestal to credence table.

Salehurst Abbey Farm has some fragments of a Cistercian Abbey, founded in 1175. The groined double crypt is now used as a dairy. The mutilated effigy of Sir Edward Dalyngrudge, who built Bodiam Castle, was found here and removed to Lewes Museum.

Documents:

There is 1 document concerning this church in the OPC database.

Publications:

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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