TQ6519 : The Tower of Dallington Church

near to Dallington, East Sussex, Great Britain

The Tower of Dallington Church
The Tower of Dallington Church
Known as St Giles church, but originally dedicated to St Margaret. Three storey tower built around 1470, with a rather clumsy stone spire, unusual in Sussex.
One of several towers built under the auspices of the Pelham family. The tower was left alone during the ruthless Victorian restoration of the rest of the church.
There are six bells.
St Giles church, Dallington
A church is mentioned in the Hastings Priory charter Circa 1200. It was thought to have been built by Sir Thomas Hooe, believed to be in Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular style. The church was deemed to be in such a poor state in 1864 that it was demolished (except the tower) despite opposition from the Earl of Ashburnham. Sadly many old monuments (mostly 18th C.)were not saved and all the old architecture destroyed. The rebuilt church is poorly executed and at times clumsy.
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6577 1906 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:56.8287N 0:21.5061E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6574 1905
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