St Andrew, (Steyning)




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Grid reference: 517915, 111405, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map, Magic Maps


Currently there is no incumbent information available.


Earliest Register: 1565.


There are 2 baptisms in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: C150732 (1565 ~ 1791).


There are 5 burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are 2 marriages in the OPC database.

IGI Batch: M150731 (1653 ~ 1658).

Monumental inscriptions:

There are 12 monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


POWPics (The New Roughwood Church Album) contains 10 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 25 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. ANDREW. Restored in 1880 and 1891. This fine church is a splendid specimen of late Nor. work, approaching Tr.-Nor. It stands on the site of an older Saxon edifice, in which Ethulwulf (father of Alfred the Great) and St. Cuthman are said to have been buried. Of the early church, which was probably cruciform (built by the monks of F├ęcamp on a site granted to them by Edward the Confessor, and confirmed by William the Conqueror), not only the arches with ruder carving at E. end of the aisles, but much also of the aisle walls and an early Nor. window on N. side are a part. Close to S. arch, some wide-joint masonry with diagonal incised marks is also early Nor. That the original church was larger than the present one is clearly indicated from the foundations of a choir, longer than the present (modern) chancel, having been discovered, and from the arches at W. end of nave being broken off. The lofty chancel arch (38 feet high) and the fine nave arcades and clerestory must be the result of a re-building nearly a century later (c. 1160). The rich mouldings and finely carved capitals, some of Saracenic character (cf. Icklesham), have a pleasing effect; on S. clerestory there is a string course of dog-tooth, and at back of N. arcade there is the same ornament. Font, late Nor., old chalice, flagon, and paten (1647). The tower was erected in the 16th c. and is a chequer of flint and stone; tower arch is modern. The S. door is Nor. Note: stone over W. window, dated 1584. Reg. 1565.


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There are 6 articles about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

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