St Symphorian, (Durrington)




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Durrington Hill, Durrington, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 511845, 105305, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map, Magic Maps


Currently there is no incumbent information available.


Earliest Register: 1610.


There are 303 baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C070391 (1610 ~ 1618, 1683 ~ 1880); E070391 (1610 ~ 1618, 1683 ~ 1880); P014651 (1626 ~ 1752).


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: M070391 (1627 ~ 1639, 1676 ~ 1678, 1701 ~ 1801).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


There is 1 image of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: 1915.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

The old chapel, E.E., is in ruins.


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.


There has been a church on the Durrington Hill site since the 11th century until the seventeenth century. During the English Civil war, the chapel was partly destroyed. It remained a ruin until in 1890 a mission was opened and the first public baptism took place on 9 April 1893. Fundraising for a permanent church began in 1896. On 14 July 1914 by an Order of Council, “the ancient Township or Chappelry of Durrington was constituted as a separate Ecclesiastical Parish”. Part of the old building was incorporated into the new. The church was finally completed and consecrated on 3 September 1941.
Source: Church website.

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