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Assumption of Blessed Mary & St Nicholas

A very fine Grade I listed church built around 1370 in water meadows, it was originally moated.

Etchingham, Sussex

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High Street
TN19 7DS

The church is mainly 14th century, built by Sir William de Etchingham, Lord of the Manor. The church was orignally contained within the Manor's grounds and moat, but the railway station now stands in the place of the long since disappeared Manor building.

Following a devastating flood in 2000, the church has been restored and fortunately made a full recovery. It has what is probably the oldest brass weathervane in England, still in its original position on top of the tower.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

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St Mary

Ticehurst, Sussex

Records from the 12th century mention a church at Ticehurst, but the present building is thought to have been built by Sir William de Etchingham after completing nearby Etchingham church in the 1370s.

St Laurence

Hawkhurst, Kent

It is likely that there has been a church on this site from at least 1100, maybe earlier, when Hawkhurst belonged to the Abbot of Wye, and then of Battle.

St Thomas a Becket

Brightling, Sussex

St Thomas a Becket church is mentioned in the Domesday Book and dates from the 12th century which leads many to believe that the church was probably redecated to Thomas a Beckett at a later date.