St Andrew, (West Stoke)




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Grid reference: 482625, 108705, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Currently there is no incumbent information available.


Earliest Register: 1560.


There are 714 baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batches: C039571 (1560 ~ 1812); E039571 (1560 ~ 1812); C071121 (1584 ~ 1616, 1594 ~ 1754, 1813 ~ 1880).


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: M071121 (1564 ~ 1875).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are 49 monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


There are 2 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. ANDREW. This E.E. church has a piscina, and on N. wall of chancel a tomb with effigies (1635). Reg. 1564.


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There are no books about this church in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are no articles about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.


St Andrew’s Church, West Stoke was originally the second church of the parish of Bosham and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. There is a Saxon nave and the outside walls contain some reused Roman bricks. In the 13th century the chancel was rebuilt and a small tower incorporating a porch was added to the south side of the nave. In 1841 the chancel arch was rebuilt and two of the nave windows renewed. Later in the century a vestry was added on the north side. In 1876 the old rectory was pulled down and a new one built nearby for the Rev William Shaw. In 1990 during redecoration fragments of medieval wall paintings believed to date from about 1200 were found and have been restored. St Andrew’s is now part of the Benefice of Funtington but the incumbent retains the title of Rector for this church.

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