St Mary the Virgin, (Warbleton)




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Grid reference: 560900, 118200, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Currently there is no incumbent information available.


Earliest Register: 1556.


There are 4 baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C042841 (1556 ~ 1812); E042841 (1556 ~ 1812).


There are 41 burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are 3 marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: M042841 (1559 ~ 1812); M042842 (1813 ~ 1837, 1859).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are 6 monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


The old Roughwood Churches Album has images and notes about this church.

There are 3 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. MARY. The mixed styles of E.E., Dec. and Perp. are to be seen in this church, which stands partly inside a Roman earthwork. The chancel is E.E. and has a Dec. low-side window. There is some old stained glass. In the tower (Perp.) is an ironbound chest, and a strong oak door with curious ironwork called "Richard Woodman's Door," which is supposed to be the work of an ironfounder of that name, who suffered martyrdom with others at Lewes in 1557. The tower loft was used as a place of refuge during the Marian persecution. There is a splendid brass to Dean Prestwick, Prior of Battle, 1436; a monument to Sir T. Lade, 1740, in N. aisle; an elaborate tomb to John Lade, M.P., in the chantry; brass to John Prestwick. Note: Squire's pew (1722); and a rounded arch outside S. wall of chancel. Font, early 15th c.


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There is 1 book about this church in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are 2 articles about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

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