St Luke, (Linch)




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Linch Road, Woodmansgreen, Linch, West Sussex GU30 7NF.

Grid reference: 486150, 127520, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1693.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C070751 (1701 ~ 1812, 1704 ~ 1811, 1813 ~ 1876); E070751 (1701 ~ 1812, 1704 ~ 1811, 1813 ~ 1876).


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: M070751 (1706 ~ 1834, 1849 ~ 1876).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


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Building information:

Built: Unknown or not given.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. LUKE. Rebuilt in 1705; restored in 1886. There is a small two-light window with old glass (? German or Flemish, 14th c.), representing "The Descent from the Cross" and "The Ascension." Note inscription over S. door. Reg. 1701.


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Our simple and quiet little church dates from 1700-1712, when Peter Bettesworth was chosen to build it, as the lintel over the doorway records. It was in place of the parish's long-gone Domesday church near Bepton and was very small. Charles Taylor of Hollycombe extended it in 1814, giving the bell and the fine German glass of ca. 1465 in the north window. At the end of the 19th century it was extended again in celebration of the Queen's jubilees, by the Hawkshaw family, also of Hollycombe, and the main windows and the organ were given.
Today the church serves the 'Valley ', extending from Redford over to Milland Crossroads and as far as Borden Village. It is always open in the day and it and the churchyards - there is also one on the Iping Road (where the Church of the Good Shepherd stood)- are open to visitors for prayer or simply to enjoy the quiet. A full history is available in the church.

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