TQ0003 : Church of St Andrew

taken 6 months ago, near to Ford, West Sussex, Great Britain

Church of St Andrew
Church of St Andrew
Church of St Andrew, Ford
The parish church of St Andrew-by-the-Ford is near the River Arun, surrounded by a walled churchyard entered through a wrought iron gate. The Saxon church was built in about 1040, and substantially rebuilt by the Normans with a surviving early 12th-century Norman chancel arch with carved decoration. There are Saxon and Norman lancet windows in the north wall of the nave, which survives from the original building. Over a north door in this wall, which leads to a vestry, there are fragments of Anglo-Saxon interlaced carving. The Decorated Gothic east window dates from about 1320 and the Perpendicular Gothic west window dates from about 1420. The brick-built Jacobean south porch is from about 1640 and has a pedimented Dutch gable. The wooden bell-turret, painted white as a navigational landmark for ships, has two bells, the smaller of which was cast by Robert Rider, who is known to have worked 1351 and 1386. The font, carved from a square limestone block, may be Saxon or Norman and stands on a modern Bath Stone plinth.
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Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional importance and even internationally important. There are over 6000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is A
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Ford
Ford is a village in West Sussex. It is centred 2 miles south by south-west of Arundel.
The village includes HM Prison Ford, otherwise known as Ford Open Prison centred on the site of two former government installations, the RAF Ford Battle of Britain airfield and the Royal Naval Air Station HMS Peregrine.
Ford station is on the West Coastway Line which has the listed building and pub next to it on semi-rural Arundel Road. Some larger units of Rudford Industrial estate are in the south of the village. The Village also has an old church, the Church of St Andrew by the Ford.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 6 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0025 0370 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.4503N 0:34.6843W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0023 0369
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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