St Nicholas, (Itchingfield)

Denomination:

Anglican.

Internet:

Church website.

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

Address:

Fulfords Hill, Itchingfield, West Sussex RH13 0NX.

Grid reference: 513150, 128990, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Incumbents:

Church of England Clergy Database.

List of churchwardens - look up service offered

Registers:

Earliest Register: 1583.

Baptisms:

There are 2512 baptisms in the OPC database.

1583 - Present - look up service offered (some missing in early years)

No baptism IGI batches known.

Burials:

There are 2410 burials in the OPC database.

1590 - Present - look up service offered (some missing in early years)

No burial IGI batches known.

Marriages:

There are 5 marriages in the OPC database.

1590 - Present - look up service offered (some missing in early years)

No marriage IGI batches known.

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.

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Images:

There are 7 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: Unknown or not given.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

Restored and new aisle built in 1866. Nave and chancel are Nor., with several Nor. and some Dec. windows. Note: low-side window (Dec.) and aumbry. The low tower, composed of large blocks of wood, is pinned by wooden bolts; the square headed windows in it are late Dec.

Documents:

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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.

Notes:

St Nicolas Church was built circa 1125. The church building still has two walls and several windows from the original 12th century building, one window still in its original position. The church has been added to and partly rebuilt several times and retains many interesting features from various dates in its history. There are windows from the Norman period, medeival and 19th century. The stained glass is all 19th century.
Of particular note is the unique all wooden bell tower which dates from the 15th century and which stands alongside but not attached to the church building. It houses a ring of 5 bells, three dating from the 1600’s and 2 added during the 19th century.
In 1865 a major extension of the church was carried out under the direction of Sir Gilbert Scott.
The Priests House standing in the churchyard dates from the Middle Ages and was probably built as a cottage for a paid Vicar (the Rector not being resident in the Parish). It was extended in the 1600s and used as an almshouse until 1870. It is a unique historic building retaining rare original features from its construction.
Source: Church website
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