St Mary the Virgin, (Appledram)




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Appledram, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 484200, 103400, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map, Magic Maps


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1594.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C037691 (1594 ~ 1812); E070041 (1594 ~ 1812); C070041 (1598 ~ 1606).


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are 239 marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: M070041 (1598 ~ 1641, 1664 ~ 1876 ).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are 12 monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


POWPics (The New Roughwood Church Album) contains 13 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 4 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: c. 1250.

Style: Early English.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. MARY. Restored in 1877 and 1890. Excellent specimen of E.E., resembling Bosham in some details (c. 1250), has chancel and nave under same roof, and S. aisle. Traces of the original Nor. church may be seen on N. wall of nave. Chancel has triplet of lancets, with detached marble shafts and rich mouldings; two low-side windows of lancet shapel two piscinæ; aumbry. Note position of squint combined with low-side window; steps to rood-loft; part of old oak screen; some old tiles; a flat slab of Sussex marble with floreated cross; old chair in chancel; old pew with crude poppy heads. Font, square, late Nor. There is a 14th c. bell.

South of the church is a farm house, having the remains of a massive square Perp. tower, originally intended, it is said, for a castle, but royal permission being withheld the materials were used to build the campanile of Chichester.


There are 2 documents concerning this church in the OPC database.


There are no books about this church in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There is 1 article about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

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