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Parish Church of St Margaret

A Grade I Listed Building in Ifield, West Sussex

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Latitude: 51.1239 / 51°7'26"N

Longitude: -0.2194 / 0°13'9"W

OS Eastings: 524703

OS Northings: 137577

OS Grid: TQ247375

Mapcode National: GBR JKB.KBB

Mapcode Global: VHGSW.40VR

Plus Code: 9C3X4QFJ+H6

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 23 February 1983

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187108

English Heritage Legacy ID: 363397

Location: Crawley, West Sussex, RH11

County: West Sussex

District: Crawley

Town: Crawley

Electoral Ward/Division: Ifield

Built-Up Area: Crawley

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Ifield St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Parish Church of
St Margaret
TQ 23 NW 2/75 21.6.48
C13, C14 and C19. Comprises chancel, nave with north and south aisles of 3 bays,
north porch of timber and west tower. Nave and chancel C13, arcades and aisles
early C14. The tower was built in 1884. Walls of Tunbridge Wells and Colgate sandstones covered with modern rough-cast cement. The roofs of chancel and nave are now covered with tiles with shingled spire to tower. C14 nave roof of steep pitch, trussed rafters with tie-beams and tall King posts. Late C12 Sussex marble font. The screen at the west end of the north aisle is made from timber from the County Oak which stood on the County boundary on the main London Road and was felled in 1844. Interior contains 2 early C14 stone effigies of a knight and lady under the easternmost arches of the nave arcades, thought to be those of Sir John de Ifelde and his wife. Brass tablet on south wall of chancel to the brothers Makersyth, died 1592 and 1599. Tablets to Seyliard, Spencers and Lemins. The churchyard contains some good C18 chest tombs. Mark Lemon, the first editor of 'Punch' (1841-1870) is buried here.

Listing NGR: TQ2470137576

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