St Andrew, (Ford)




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Ford Rd/Ford Lane, Ford, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 500250, 103700, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1572.


There are 350 baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C070511 (1572 ~ 1662, 1585 ~ 1624, 1630 ~ 1881); E070511 (1572 ~ 1662, 1585 ~ 1624, 1630 ~ 1881 ); C070512 (1572 ~ 1631).


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: M070511 (1585 ~ 1654, 1679 ~ 1695, 1719 ~ 1722, 1735 ~ 1748, 1761 ~ 1876); M070512 (1590 ~ 1738, 1646 ~ 1695, 1719 ~ 1748, 1761 ~ 1809).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


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

There are 3 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: Unknown or not given.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. ANDREW. Restored in 1865 and again in 1899. This interesting little church has traces of Saxon work in N. and W. walls of nave; Nor. chancel, most of the walls, and piscina in S. wall of nave; E.E., S. door within porch and low-side window; Dec., the three-light E. window, which retains its original reticulated tracery (one of the best preserved in Sussex) and single-light ogee-headed window in S. wall of nave; two-light Perp. window in W. wall of nave. The bowl of font, square, Nor. The two bells are old. Note the dial-stones on S.E. nave quoin, and the picturesque post-Reformation S. porch, built of brick. "Extensive remains of paintings, representing every century since A.D. 1000 to 1700, have been uncovered in the course of the recent restoration, including Saxon consecration cross, Nor. borderings and plain colour, large Doom on E. gable of nave (15th c.), and Elizabethan strap ornaments and texts of various dates." (S.A.C. vol. 43 - Ford church, by P. M. Johnston.) Inside the modern vestry, over the door, is a Keltic ornament.


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

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