St Mary, (Northiam)




Church website.

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Main Street/Church Lane, Northiam, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 583010, 124600, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1558.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

No baptism IGI batches known.


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are 2 marriages in the OPC database.

No marriage IGI batches known.

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


POWPics (The New Roughwood Church Album) contains 20 photographs of this church. This album will also display any postcards or other images of the church which are in the Sussex OPC database.

There are 13 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. MARY. Chancel rebuilt and enlarged in 1835-8. The lower part of this tall Nor. tower has probably some Saxon work; the nave is E.E. with some Perp. windows. There are two brasses, one to Robert Beuford, rector, 1518; and the other to Nicholas Tufton, 1538. There is some stained glass in this church which was brought from the chapel of Brede Place. The Frewen Mausoleum was erected in 1846, and contains the monuments removed from the chancel when the church was enlarged. In the churchyard is a fine old yew tree.

Church House, the gardens of which adjoin the churchyard, is a building dating from Henry VIII.'s time, and in this the Rev. John Frewen lived in 1593. His son, Thankful, erected the sundial in 1629. On the village green are the remains of the old oak under which Queen Elizabeth rested and dined in 1573.


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The Frewen Mausoleum was designed by architect Sydney Smirke and built in 1845. It is executed in the perpendicular style of stone with crocketed pinnacles. It forms a north transept separated from the church by a Perpendicular style screen and has a decorated roof and heraldic devices.
Source: Victorian Churches of Sussex by D Robert Elleray..

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