St Mary's church, Ringmer :: Shared Description


Grade I listed.
The church is mainly 15th century with north and south chapels from the early 16th century.
There was a Norman church previously on the site, the only remains being the bases of the pillars in the nave.
The tower was rebuilt in 1884. There are eight bells.

The church consists of a chancel with north and south chapels, nave with aisles a south porch and west tower. A church room was built in 1999 on the north side of the church.
The chancel and sanctuary have two arches between the north Lady Chapel and the south Springett Chapel which date from circa 1500. There are two interesting wall memorials, one in each Chapel. One is to Harbert Springett, died 1620 shown kneeling at a desk with obelisks, the other is to a Mrs Elizabeth Jefferay, died 1611 . There are also other late 17th-century monuments in the church.

There is a three manual organ by Hill, Norman and Beard. It was given by John Christie of Glyndebourne.
The stained-glass windows are late 19th century and early 20th century with several by Powell & Sons.
by Julian P Guffogg
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TQ4412 : Monument to Elizabeth Jefferay and husband by Julian P Guffogg
TQ4412 : Ringmer Church by Julian P Guffogg
TQ4412 : Interior, St Mary the Virgin church, Ringmer by Julian P Guffogg
TQ4412 : East Window, St Mary's church, Ringmer by Julian P Guffogg
TQ4412 : Stained glass window, St Mary's church, Ringmer by Julian P Guffogg
TQ4412 : Monument to Harbert Springett, St Mary's church, Ringmer by Julian P Guffogg
TQ4412 : Stained glass window, St Mary's church, Ringmer by Julian P Guffogg


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Created: Sun, 9 Nov 2014, Updated: Sun, 9 Nov 2014

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