St Mary Magdalene, (Lyminster)




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Church Lane, Lyminster, West Sussex BN17 7QJ.

Grid reference: 502250, 104800, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1566.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C070791 (1566 ~ 1876, 1680 ~ 1692 ); E070791 (1566 ~ 1876, 1680 ~ 1692 ).


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: M070791 (1566 ~ 1876).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


There are 11 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: c. 1070.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. MARY MAGDALENE. Restored in 1864 and 1883. The original church was Saxon, and of this there may be traces in nave and chancel arch. It was a nun's chapel of the time of Athelstan. The lower part of tower is 12th c. (Tr-Nor.); upper part, Perp. The pillars (Tr.-Nor.); have scalloped or foliated capitals; and the chancel arch has double impost. Note: fine piscina (13th c.) in N. aisle; font (late Nor.); piscina in chance; built-up priests' door; Sussex marble coffin lid; old chest (16th c.); sexfoil window in S. nave; fine oak roof; N. porch (early 15th c.) with old barge-board; W. door (Nor.); oak supports to belfry; on S. exterior, two built-up doors. The nave has been raised some 5 feet.


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