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Stanmer Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Hollingbury and Stanmer, The City of Brighton and Hove

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Latitude: 50.8703 / 50°52'13"N

Longitude: -0.1019 / 0°6'6"W

OS Eastings: 533655

OS Northings: 109580

OS Grid: TQ336095

Mapcode National: GBR KPX.C21

Mapcode Global: FRA B6PS.S5S

Plus Code: 9C2XVVCX+46

Entry Name: Stanmer Church

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380955

English Heritage Legacy ID: 481279

Location: Stanmer Park, Brighton and Hove, BN1

County: The City of Brighton and Hove

Electoral Ward/Division: Hollingbury and Stanmer

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Stanmer with Falmer, St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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577-1/9/1108 Stanmer Church


Anglican church, without a dedication. 1838. Flint with stone
dressings, roofs of slate, shingles to the spire. Chancel,
nave, north and south transepts, west tower and spire. In the
Early English style.
EXTERIOR: the east end has short gabled angle buttresses and
an east window of 3 stepped lancets. All other windows have
double chamfered reveals; those to the north and south sides
of the chancel have trefoiled heads; pointed-arched entrance
flanked by colonnettes to east side of south transept which
has, on its south face, 3 stepped lancets; 2 paired and one
single lancet to nave; west door in tower with double chamfer
and hoodmould with head-stops; the tower has angle buttresses
with 2 offsets; paired lancets to north and south with a
circular clock opening above; the belfry has lancets flanked
by colonnettes with hoodmoulds and head- and ballflower-stops;
embattled parapet jettied out on decorative corbels; recessed
octagonal spire.
INTERIOR: walls of stone. Chancel panelled to east end; stone
reredos with 3 trefoiled niches, the 2 outer niches decorated
with foliage ornament in relief; panelled roof to chancel with
moulded ribs and decorative bosses; chancel arch, and arches
to north and south transepts, multi-moulded; arcaded screen to
north transept; west organ gallery carried on slim
quatrefoiled cast-iron columns, the balustrade having blank
trefoiled arcading; panelled roof to nave, the trusses in the
form of shallow pointed arches with decorative arcading in the
spandrels. Monument in the north wall to Sir John Pelham, died
1550, removed from Stanmer House (qv): kneeling figures set
within an architrave and surmounted by the Pelham arms. Organ
of 1839, built as a mechanical organ by W Pilcher of London.

Listing NGR: TQ3365509580

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