St John the Baptist, (Lewes, St John, Southover)




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


Southover High Street, Southover, Lewes, East Sussex.

Grid reference: 541500, 109500, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map, Magic Maps


Church of England Clergy Database.


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 is 1 marriage in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: M148102 (1813 ~ 1881).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


POWPics (The New Roughwood Church Album) contains 3 photographs of this church. This album will also display any postcards or other images of the church which are in the Sussex OPC database.

There are 14 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: Unknown or not given.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

Restored in 1885. This church has a brick tower erected in 1714 and a side chapel erected in 1847, in which are the remains of William de Warenne and his wife Gundrada, fifth daughter (?) of William the Conqueror. The leaden coffins were discovered in the making of the railway which runs through the ruins of the priory adjoining the church. In the nave of the church is a row of plain heavy Nor. pillars, and a Nor. font (restored). The chancel is modern. The rest of the church is chiefly Perp. There is a good E.E. door outside E. end of church, which belonged to the priory. There are ten fine bells.


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

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