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©  Robert E Priest LRPS

IoE Number: 480061
Photographer: Robert E Priest LRPS
Date Photographed: 05 July 2000
Date listed: 13 October 1952
Date of last amendment: 13 October 1952
Grade II*

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BRIGHTON TQ3009SW CHURCH HILL, Patcham 577-1/15/1001 (East side) 13/10/52 Church of All Saints GV II* Anglican church. Nave C12. tower C13 and chancel C14; restorations 1824-5, 1856, 1883, 1898 and 1989; north aisle and vestry added 1898. Flint with stone dressings, the walls all rendered except for the north aisle and vestry, which are of flint with brick bands and dressings; roof of tiles except to tower which is slated. Chancel, nave, north aisle, west tower, south porch and vestry. EXTERIOR: east window of 3 lights with curvilinear tracery under a hoodmould; 2 lancets with trefoiled heads on south side of chancel; 2-light window with similar detailing to nave, east of porch; then a 2-light window with ogee heads under a flat hoodmould between porch and tower; east and west angles of the nave buttressed; east window to north aisle of 3 lights with curvilinear tracery, and a louvre window in apex of gable; 3 north windows, the easternmost as for east window of north aisle; the 2 western windows are of 3 lights with cinquefoil heads under a flat hoodmould, and one dates from the first half of the C19; stones from what appears to be a Norman doorway are in the north wall of the aisle; west window of north aisle curvilinear. West tower with massive angle buttressing at south-west corner; 3 narrow lancets in west face of tower and splay-footed spire. Gabled south porch with C14 pointed-arched entrance. INTERIOR: chancel reordered 1989, leaving a panelled dado at the east end and part of the side walls, of 1883 apart from the 'reredos', made from choir stalls dismembered in 1989; north wall has the chalk monument of Richard Shelley (died 1594) with grave-diggers flanking the family arms; chancel roof boarded and panelled; the chancel arch is round-arched with replacement impost blocks (1964) and a C13 wall-painting of Christ in Judgment remaining in part above it, and revealed in 1879; nave of 3 bays: octagonal piers with simplified water-leaf capitals supporting pointed arches with an inner order of stone, chamfered, and an outer order of moulded brick; queen-post roof to nave, probably of late C16 date; the level of the chancel floor extends into the nave following reordering in 1989. (Carder T: The Encyclopaedia of Brighton: Lewes: 1990-; Barrows A, Harben J & Oldfield E: All Saints' Patcham Church Guide and Parish History: Brighton: 1990-).

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