Holy Trinity, (Poynings)




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The Street, Poynings, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 526460, 112065, 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 no marriages in the OPC database.

No marriage IGI batches known.

Monumental inscriptions:

There are no monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


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

There are 21 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: c. 1370.

Style: Early Perpendicular.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

HOLY TRINITY. Restored in 1889-90. This picturesque equi-cruciform church is a good example of early Perp. work, built about 1370. Note: ground plan, a Greek cross, rarely found in Western Europe; triple sedilia and a piscina under ogee arches; some old tiling; Jacobean altar rails and pulpit. The fine E. window retains the early character of the style (the foliated circle). The large S. window is 17th c., and was brought from Chichester.

The N. transept is the Montague Chapel; and the S. transept is the Poynings Chapel, named after the Lords. In the latter are some defaced tombs, one with Lobardic characters; old tiling and woodwork; chest. Font, octagonal, with trefoil-headed panels (Perp.). In window of N. transept is old glass, representing the Annunciation. The alms box is dated 1760, and the W. door 1608. The church was damaged by lightning in 1849. Reg. 1558.


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