St Mary, (North Marden)




Church website.

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


B2141, North Marden, West Sussex PO18 9JD.

Grid reference: 480700, 116145, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1584.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C070811 (1584 ~ 1619, 1590 ~ 1811, 1813 ~ 1878); E070811 (1584 ~ 1619, 1590 ~ 1811, 1813 ~ 1878); C070812 (1590 ~ 1637, 1666 ~ 1748, 1766 ~ 1812); E070812 (1590 ~ 1637, 1666 ~ 1748, 1766 ~ 1812).


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: M070811 (1591 ~ 1592, 1604 ~ 1618, 1633 ~ 1640, 1666 ~ 1844, 1862 ~ 1867, 1890 ~ 1897); M070812 (1592 ~ 1613).

Monumental inscriptions:

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Building information:

Built: Unknown or not given.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. MARY. Restored in 1887-8. Nor. church with orginal apsidal chancel, and some E.E. additions. Note: the minature windows and large font. Reg 1813.


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Originally a chapel of ease to East Marden and perhaps always approached through a farmyard, St Mary's is believed to have been founded by Geoffrey, son of Azo, late in the 12th century. It consists of an undivided nave and chancel. The chancel has a semi-circular (apsidal) end, and is one of only six small churches in England that has one. The principal feature of the church is the elaborate Norman south doorway. Made of Caen stone, this was probably shipped across the channel to Chichester harbour and then transported by packhorse to North Marden.
Source: Church website .

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