SU9705 : Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Walberton, West Sussex

taken 3 years ago, near to Walberton, West Sussex, Great Britain

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Walberton, West Sussex
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Walberton, West Sussex
The Church's Norman origins are now mostly hidden beneath the restorations of the 18th century, but there are some parts of the walls that are constructed of rubble and stones salvaged from derelict Roman buildings nearby. Since its construction the church has almost constantly undergone necessary repairs and alteration. In the 19th century, the porch, chancel, belfry and the relatively new gallery were all altered, and the Saxon-era west entrance door was blocked. Despite all this work, yet more repairs were needed by the start of the 20th century. The nave was in danger of collapse, possibly because of the earlier work on the belfry, which had some of its supporting timberwork removed. This weatherboard clad belfry contains a peal of six bells. Three of which were cast in the 16th-18th centuries and the other three were added in 1903.
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 21 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9714 0573 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.5771N 0:37.3005W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9718 0572
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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