Church Micro #1988 - St Marys Sullington
The little church of St Mary’s Sullington has nestled beneath the Downs for almost a thousand years. It is set within the bounds of a yew grove that is even older.The Tower and the Nave are basically Saxon, about 1050, but altered in Norman times and in the 12th and 13th centuries. If you enter you will see a mutilated marble effigy of a 13th century Knight in chain mail, believed to be a de Couvert, Lord of the Manor and a Crusader.
In 1978 the exterior stonework of the 13th century reticulated east window was restored. In 1987 insurance companies paid for repairs after the October storm, which blew down two of the old yew trees, damaging parts of the chancel roof and the north and east windows. Many tiles were also blown from the roof.In 1995 an extension was added to the vestry (normally closed) to provide kitchen and toilet facilities. The inner glass porch was erected in replacement of the Victorian box porch to mark the Millennium.
Within the churchyard, the single remaining old yew tree dates from the Ninth Century. Some distance to the west is a small sapling taken as a cutting from a two thousand year old yew tree, planted to mark the start of the third millennium.
As the seasons change there is the varying beauty of the South Downs rising to 675 feet. Immediately to the north can be seen the fine old Manor House. Approaching along Sullington Lane observe the massive, weather-boarded and tiled barn with a fine tie-beam roof, dated 1685, said to be the finest example of a Tithe barn to be found in West Sussex.
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If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication
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