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The Old Parish Church of St Margaret

A Grade I Listed Building in Buxted, East Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9876 / 50°59'15"N

Longitude: 0.1158 / 0°6'56"E

OS Eastings: 548597

OS Northings: 123042

OS Grid: TQ485230

Mapcode National: GBR LQ6.03B

Mapcode Global: FRA C64H.LY2

Entry Name: The Old Parish Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 26 November 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1028437

English Heritage Legacy ID: 295917

Location: Buxted, Wealden, East Sussex, TN22

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden

Civil Parish: Buxted

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Buxted and Hadlow Down

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/01/2013


TQ 42 SE
26/627
26.11.53


BUXTED
UCKFIELD ROAD
The Old Parish Church of St Margaret


I


Parish church. C13 west tower (heightened in C18,) C13 4 bay arcade,
chancel of c.1300 with C15 aisle walls and north porch. C17 clerestory.
Built of sandstone rubble with tiled roofs. Chancel, south chancel or
family pew, north transept, nave with aisles, north porch and west tower
with broached shingled spur. C13 west tower of 3 stage with circular
opening to C18 bell stage and C13 lancets below. Corner buttresses.
Clerestorey has 3 C17 triple mullions. North aisle has Perpendicular 2
double cinquefoil headed lights and Perpendicular north porch with
crenellated parapet. North transept with large traceried window.
Internally the nave has Perpendicular canted 4 bay ceiling with
elaborate tie beam supported on stone corbels. South arcade has round
piers with double chamfered arches, north arcade has alternating
octagonal and round columns and double hollow chamfered arches. Late
C13 font of square Purbeck type on 5 supports but the flat blank arches
pointed trefoiled. Jacobean pulpit with blank arches and elaborate
floral carving. Chancel has canted plastered ceiling of c.1600 having
panels with geometrical motifs but frieze of long branched flowers in
vases. Communion rail later C17 with dumb-bell balusters. Piscina and
sedilia probably a rare C17 example. 2 bench ends have fleur de lys
poppy heads. Late C13 chest. Monuments include brass to Britellus
Avenel, rector in later C14, an ogee cross at the top of a staff and in
the cross the demi figure of the rector; Deonicius Slon d1485, demi
figure of another Priest 12 inches long; George Medley d1796 by C.
Regmast a marble wall tablet of lady grieving against an urn over
tablet; 2 plain wall tablets by Sir R. Westmacott and white marble
plaque to Basil Ionides (d.1950).

Listing NGR: TQ4860023040

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