St Margaret of Antioch, (Isfield)

Denomination:

Anglican.

Internet:

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

Address:

Off Station Road, Isfield, East Sussex.

Grid reference: 544385, 118155, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Incumbents:

Church of England Clergy Database.

Registers:

Earliest Register: 1570.

Baptisms:

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Burials:

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Marriages:

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Monumental inscriptions:

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Images:

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Building information:

Built: Unknown or not given.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. MARGARET. Restored in 1876; tower restored and spire added in 1893. The nave was originally E.E.; the chancel with handsome windows and Shurley chapel are Dec. The transomed window at S.W. end of chancel was probably a low-side window; and there is a slab near it (outside) with a raised cross, which is 13th c. In the chancel: a fine large piscina under a canopy (14th c.), and two plain sedilia; and under arched alcove in N. chancel wall a tomb (the founder's?), which was probably an Easter Sepulchre, having crosses of beautiful design. The Shurley chapel has some splendid monuments: tomb (without brasses, 1527); brasses to Edward Shurley and his wife (1558); altar tomb with recumbent effigies of Sir J. Shurley and his wives, with children kneeling round (1631). This chapel has also some good specimens of linen panelling and a wide squint. In S. window of nave may be seen fragments of old stained glass, showing Instruments of the Passion. Note: gargoyles on tower and sundial (1664). In this church, in 1775, the tombstone of Gundrada, formerly thought to be a daughter of William the Conqueror, was discovered. It had been brought there from the Priory at Lewes on the Dissolution of the Monasteries, It is now at Southover, where a chapel has been erected over it. Reg. 1570.

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