St Giles', Shermanbury

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St Giles’, Shermanbury is tucked away in a park half a mile from the nearest public road on the bank of the River Adur about 2 miles North of Henfield and is one of the oldest and most interesting churches in West Sussex. It is described in the Domesday Book as a ‘ecclesiola at Salmonsberie’; the Anglo-Saxon name then prevailing. Strong evidence of its Norman heritage was discovered when carvings were found in 1901, which were investigated by a known archeologist who dated them to 1135. The list of Rectors goes back without a break to 1288 and the church is famous for its box pews inscribed with the names of surrounding houses.

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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5134
Diocesan ID: BK0721
Archdeaconry: HORSHAM (102)
Deanery: HURST (10204)
Parish Legal Name: Shermanbury (100238 )
CofE Church Info: (610238 10/238)
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This page was last updated on Monday 7th November 2016
St Giles' : Off A281 (by Shermanbury Place), Shermanbury, West Sussex, RH13 8HF

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