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The Parish Church of St Mary, Warbleton

Description: The Parish Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 295679

OS Grid Reference: TQ6088818196
OS Grid Coordinates: 560888, 118196
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9408, 0.2886

Location: Hammer Lane, Warbleton, East Sussex TN21 9BD

Locality: Warbleton
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN21 9BD

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Listing Text

TQ 61 NW

8/701 The Parish Church
of St Mary

The entry shall be amended to read;


8/701 The Parish Church
of St Mary

Parish church. Nave and chancel C13, north chapel and south porch C14,
Tower C15 Vestry C19. Built of sandstone rubble, the nave and chancel
cement rendered to south side, with tiled roof. West tower C15 in 4
stages with corner buttress and octagonal corner turret. Crenellated
parapet with band with grotesque waterspouts. Arched doorcase with drip
moulding below. 2nd stage has elaborate traceried window with
cinque-foils and central quatrefoil to west. 3rd stage has slit windows
and bell stage has open trefoliated openings with wooden louvres. C13 4
bay nave has to south 2 large arched headed windows double cinquefoiled
ogee heads with quatrefoils above and smaller trefoil headed windows to
west. Gabled south porch with arched head and dripmoulding and
buttresses and C18 double hinged door. C13 chancel has cambered wave
pattern to rendering. Westernmost window to a plain lancet, broken at
the base by a later trefoil window, then an arched doorcase, in the
centre is a large arched window with double ogee with cinquefoil below
and trefoil above. Below this is an arched tomb recess. East window is
a large elaborate traceried window with 4 cinquefoil lights in ogee
arches. Chancel north wall has Perpendicular window with 3 cinquefoils
and north chapel has an east window with 3 cinquefoil heads in an ogee
Blocked window to north. C15 north aisle has buttress and 3
windows with double cinquefoil-headed lights. C19 north west vestry
built in matching sandstone with north window similar to those in North
Aisle and Caernarvon-arched doorcase. Interior: Nave has 6 bay vaulted
roof and c15 4 bay north arcade of octagonal sandstone columns. C13
circular column font. West windows by Kempe 1882. Octagonal pulpit and
Jacobean wall tablet to Thomas Roberts Esq. Piscina and remains of rood
stairs. North aisle has large squire's pew dated 1722, supported on 2
square posts with wide flight of stairs with panelled baluster. Above
it is a wall tablet to Marth Harcourt d.1796 consisting of a Lady in
Grecian mourning dress leaning against an urn with tablet below and
shield. Some original fragments of stained glass in a North aisle
window. C14 wood and iron Parish chest. North chapel has original
fragments of stained glass to east window and Rysbrack wall monument to
Sir John Lade d1740, of white, grey and variegated marble. This
consists of a marble bust in a variegated marble architectural surround of
open pediment with half columns and swags with Victorian scroll ornament
under base together with brackets, tablet and shell mouldings. Chancel
has ribbed waggon vaulted roof and plain piscina and sedilia. Brass to
William Prestwick, Dean of St Mary's College, Hastings d.1436, figure
4ft 5 inches long under an ogee canopy. North wall has stone tablet to
John and Anna Roberts c1722, a tablet with drapery, 3 cherubs' heads and
armorial crest.

(See Pevsner B. O. E. Sussex. pps. 619 - 620)


The Parish Church of
St Mary
TQ 61 NW 8/701 30.8.66


Built of stone rubble, the nave cement rendered with tiled roof.
Chancel with north chapel, nave with north aisle and south porch, west tower
and vestry to north of this.
Chancel and nave C13, north chapel and south porch C14, tower C15. Perpendicular
north arcade of 4 bays. In the north aisle is a family pew dated 1722 which
is supported on posts with a staircase leading up to it like a large pulpit.
C13 font.

Listing NGR: TQ6088818196

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Source: English Heritage

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