St John the Baptist, (Kirdford)




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Glasshouse Lane, Kirdford, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 501780, 126505, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map, Magic Maps


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1569.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C070701 (1569 ~ 1840, 1571 ~ 1722, 1587 ~ 1624, 1841 ~ 1876); E070701 (1569 ~ 1840, 1571 ~ 1722, 1587 ~ 1624, 1841 ~ 1876).


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: M070701 (1558 ~ 1876).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


There are 6 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: 1100.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST. Restored in 1878. Piers and arches of nave, Tr.-Nor.; tower arch, Perp.; piscina, Dec.; some windows are lancets, others Perp. Note: two squints; old oak benches; curious twisted patters of communion rails (17th c.); brass (1658); font (1620); small vestry (E.E.), with mutilated piscina; three bells (17th c.); fine porch, Dec.; blocked-up Nor. doorway. The chancel inclines to the S. There are several memorials to the Earls of Winterton. Some of the work in the N. wall of the nave may be pre-conquest. Reg. 1569.


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.


St. John the Baptist, Kirdford is an impressive stone-built medieval church with features from Saxon & Norman times and four Kempe stained glass windows (see links at the bottom of this page for details). Its bell tower houses six bells that are rung regularly.
Source: Church website.

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