St Mary Magdalene, (Tortington)




Church website.


Tortington, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 500295, 105000, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


List of vicars transcribed from a list displayed in the church.


Earliest Register: 1560.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C071231 (1571 ~ 1754, 1583 ~ 1616, 1700 ~ 1877); E071231 (1571 ~ 1754, 1583 ~ 1616, 1700 ~ 1877).


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are 166 marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: M071231 (1583 ~ 1596, 1607 ~ 1877).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are 15 monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


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

There are 7 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: c. 1140.

Style: Norman.

Current use: Worship.

(Churches Conservation Trust)

Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture have images and notes about this church

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. THOMAS. This church was built about the middle of 12th c. and is mainly late Nor. The arches between nave and aisle are E.E.; the chancel arch has beak-heads and grotesque figures, and is chiefly of chalk, which is much used in the details of the church. The Nor. font has cable moulding with arcading. Note: Jacobean pulpit and old oak seat; rich zig-zag mouldings of the S. door; brass to Roger Gratwick, 1596; recess on S. of chancel (out-side). Reg. 1560.

Church histories:

Churches in Sussex have an article about Tortington Church and Priory with images


There is 1 document 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.


Now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust having been declared redundant in 1978.

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