St Margaret's church, Buxted :: Shared Description
The church lies within Buxted Park
. It was originally the mother church of a large area including Uckfield. It has a 13th Century tower with a broached spire. The south arcade, north aisle and chapel were added in 13th C.The chancel was built by Sir John de Lewes, who was Rector in 1281. The nave has 17th C. clerestory windows on the north side only - presumably as this needs more light.
The chancel has a plaster ceiling with flowers and hops - said to record a particularly bountiful harvest in Queen Anne's time.
Various repairs and restorations were done in 19th C, with further repairs in 1969/70 and the tower re-shingled in 2009/10.
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Created: Sun, 18 Mar 2012, Updated: Sun, 18 Mar 2012
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