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Church of St Mary De Haura

A Grade I Listed Building in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8329 / 50°49'58"N

Longitude: -0.2743 / 0°16'27"W

OS Eastings: 521623

OS Northings: 105127

OS Grid: TQ216051

Mapcode National: GBR HMF.PGX

Mapcode Global: FRA B69W.YSR

Plus Code: 9C2XRPMG+57

Entry Name: Church of St Mary De Haura

Listing Date: 8 May 1950

Last Amended: 23 June 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192780

English Heritage Legacy ID: 297284

ID on this website: 101192780

Location: St Mary's Church, Shoreham-by-Sea, Adur, West Sussex, BN43

County: West Sussex

District: Adur

Electoral Ward/Division: St Mary's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Shoreham-by-Sea

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: New Shoreham St Mary de Haura

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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TQ 2105 SE

(east side)
Church of St Mary De Haura


Church. C1130, c1170-1230. Nave ruined during the C17 and pulled down in early C18.
West tower with single (originally nave bay to west), transeptal chapels and aisled
chancel (now nave and chancel). Remains of original nave, transystal chapels and
first stage of tower all c.1130, rest after c.1170. Flint, cobblestone with stone
dressings; Horsham slab roofs. Nave bay. West doorway reset, probably later Norman
with pointed arch and beakhead decoration. C14 pointed-arched window over. Upper
windows to sides with round-headed openings. Arcade openings visible, as in west
sides of transepts, with round piers, built into walls. Transepts: upper window, two
to each side, with round-heads and shafts. Triple arcade in south gable. Crossing
tower: first stage, c.1130, with two light openings paired on each side. Shafted
round-headed outer arch, with inner lights divided by central shaft. Second stage.
Two taller three-light openings with pointed outer arch and round-headed main arch.
Nave and chancel: 5 bays with lower aisles and 2 flying buttresses with spirelets on
each side. Plain lancets in clerestory, C19 Norman windows in aisles. East end 3
shafted windows with round heads below in deep niches. Three tall lancets above, with
mouldings above a band of quatrefoils. Wheel window in gable with renewed tracery,
lighting space above interior vault, flanked by sunk pointed quatrefoils. Interior:
east, south and north tower arches, probably c.1130, with plain arch orders and
large carved capitals. West tower arch taller with similar capitals but several
roll-mouldings to the arch order. Chancel and nave. Five bays with quadripartite
vault. Aisle walls with round-headed blank arcading and moulded arches. North
arcade. Alternately round and octagonal piers with stiff-leaf capitals. Round headed
arches of two orders. South arcade of compound attached shafts. Vaulting piers
supported on candle-brackets of north, reaching ground as part of arcade-piers to
south. Triforium of coupled lancets and stout central shaft in 8 bays to west on
north side; single openings with pointed trefoiled heads to east. North triforium of
single lancet openings with drip-moulds. Simple wide lancets in clerestory.
Fittings: Font c.1180. Shallow square bowl with each side decorated differently.

Listing NGR: TQ2162305126

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