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Description: Church of St Wulfran
Date Listed: 13 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 480790
OS Grid Reference: TQ3553903559
OS Grid Coordinates: 535539, 103559
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8157, -0.0774
TQ3503NE GREENWAYS, Ovingdean
577-1/52/989 (West side)
13/10/52 Church of St Wulfran
(Formerly Listed as:
St Wulfran's Church)
Anglican church. Chancel and nave early C12, tower late C13,
porch C19, restoration of the church 1867, south chapel 1907,
north-west vestry c1985. Flint with stone dressings; roof
chiefly of tiles, but that to the north side of the nave and
the north-west vestry of slate.
EXTERIOR: one round-arched lancet to east end and one each to
either side of chancel; the south-east chapel has a single
lancet in the east end and a blocked arch in its west end;
south side has two 2-light windows with cusped lancets either
side of the gabled porch which has a pointed chamfered arch;
the easternmost of these windows is set under a massive
relieving arch which, like the blocked arch in the south
chapel, is a relic of a former south aisle. The north side has
2 lancets and a blocked, round-arched doorway; the vestry has
3 round-arched lancets and a 4-light flat-arched window with
hoodmould to the west.
Tower of 2 stages; 2 lancets to the lower part of the second
stage, south and west, and 2 to upper part, south and north;
corbelled circular stack to south-east corner; pyramidal spire
INTERIOR: the chancel has aumbries either side of the altar,
low down; one low pointed-arched opening, and another higher
round-arched opening, both giving onto the south chapel in
addition to a pointed-arched entrance presumably of 1907; the
east end is painted with scenes of the Passion; crown-post
roof, the ceiling and timbers stencilled to designs by CE
Kempe, 1867; chancel arch rebuilt as one central round arch
with a lower round arch on either side 1865-7; rood figures
under a canopy in a late Gothic style by CE Kempe, 1907;
boarded ceiling to nave; pointed arch to tower; stained glass
in the nave and tower by CE Kempe.
(Carder T: The Encyclopaedia of Brighton: Lewes: 1990-; Typed
guide in the church).
Listing NGR: TQ3553803560
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Source: English Heritage
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