St Mary Magdalene, (Whatlington)




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Grid reference: 576100, 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: 1558.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

No baptism IGI batches known.


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are 2 marriages in the OPC database.

No marriage IGI batches known.

Monumental inscriptions:

There are 2 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 MAGDALENE. Restored in 1862, when the W. tower of this church (mainly E.E.) was pulled down and the new one erected on the N.W. The new pulpit is a fine specimen of carving. Note: chancel arch (Nor.); low-side window; brass (1627).

Church histories:

Historical Notes transcribed by Hilda Aplin


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


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.


16 July 2010
A fire investigation is underway this morning (16 July) into a serious fire at St. Mary Magdalene C of E Church in Whatlington Road, Whatlington near Battle.
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service received an emergency call on Thursday afternoon (15 July) at 4:39pm reporting that the 13th century church was ablaze.
The fire, which is thought to have originated within the roof void, was brought under control by six fire crews from Hastings, Bexhill and Broad Oak, using fire-fighting foam.
Station commander, Scott Hartnoll said: "We stopped the fire spreading to the rest of the church including the spire and vestry. The blaze has severely damaged the roof and some of medieval stained-glass windows.
"During the night, crews continued to dampen down hotspots and cut away materials that threaten to re-ignite."
Fire crews carried out salvage work at the incident on the advice of the building inspector.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown. No one was injured.
Source: East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Website.

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