St Giles, (Horsted Keynes)




Church website.

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


Church Lane/Leighton Road, Horsted Keynes, East Sussex.

Grid reference: 538325, 128670, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Church of England Clergy Database.

List of Rectors from a board in the church


Earliest Register: 1605.


There are 2 baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C070652 (1605 ~ 1711, 1638 ~ 1876); E070651 (1605 ~ 1711, 1638 ~ 1876).


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are 4 marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: M070641 (1695 ~ 1875).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are 3 monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


The old Roughwood Churches Album has images and notes about this church.

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):

ST. GILES. Restored and enlarged in 1884. This church, with its lofty shingled spire was originally a Nor. cruciform building with central tower, which with its piers and a walled up arch alone remains of it; the rest being E.E. Outside N. wall of nave is a piscina indicating where the transept has been. There is a small cross-legged effigy of a knoght in armour (a crusader), and several tablets. Dr. Robert Leighton, Archbishop of Glasgow, was buried in the chapel in the south of the chancel in 1684, but this part of the church has since disappeared, and a tomb was erected over his place of burial in 1857. The slab, which bore a Latin inscription, is on the outside of the chancel wall. Reg. 1600.


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

There are 4 articles about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

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