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Church Of St Mary De Haura

Hob Uid: 398767
Location :
West Sussex
Adur
Shoreham By Sea
Grid Ref : TQ2162305127
Summary : Church. Circa 1130, circa 1170-1230. Nave ruined during the 17th century and pulled down in early 18th century, leaving the West tower with single (originally nave bay to west), transeptal chapels and aisled chancel (now nave and chancel). Remains of original nave, transystal chapels and first stage of tower all circa 1130, rest after circa 1170. Flint, cobblestone with stone dressings; Horsham slab roofs.
More information : (TQ 21620512) Ch (NAT). (1)

The church of St Mary de Haura, Shoreham: transepts, tower and
eastern arm are 12th c, and incorporate 13th and 15th c work. The
site of the demolished nave is immediately W of the present
church; foundations remain.

Plan of excavations carried out in 1915 and later deposited in
Lewes Museum. (2-3)

Extant portions of church as described.
The N wall foundations of the nave stand, overgrown, to a maximum
height of 0.7m, the S wall can be traced beneath the turf and
part of the end W wall stands, to a height of c 5.0m.
Published 1/2500 survey correct. (4)

TQ 2105 SE SHOREHAM-BY-SEA CHURCH LANE (east side)

Church of St Mary De Haura

GV I

Church. C1130, c1170-1230. Nave ruined during the C17 and pulled
down in early C18. West tower with single (originally nave bay to
west), transeptalchapels and aisled chancel (now nave and chancel).
Remains of original nave, transystal chapels and first stage of
tower all c.1130, rest after c.1170. Flint, cobblestones with
stone dressings; Horsham slab roofs. Nave bay. West doorway reset,
probably later Norman with pointed arch and beakhead decoration.
C14 pointed-arched window over. Upper windows to sides with
round-headed openings. Arcade openings visible, as in west sides
of transepts, with round piers, built into walls. Transepts: upper
window, two to each side, with round-heads and shafts. Triple
arcade in south gable. Crossing tower: first stage, c.1130, with
two light openings paired on each side. Shafted round-headed outer
arch, with inner lights divided by central shaft. Second stage.
Two taller three-light openings with pointed outer arch and
round-headed main arch. Nave and chancel: 5 bays with lower aisles
and 2 flying buttresses with spirelets on each side. Plain lancets
in clerestory, C19 Norman windows in aisles. East end 3 shafted
windows with round heads below in deep niches. Three tall lancets
above, with mouldings above a band of quatrefoils. Wheel window
in gable with renewed tracery, lighting space above interior vault,
flanked by sunk pointed quatrefoils. Interior: east, south and
north tower arches, probably c.1130, with plain arch orders and
large carved capitals. West tower arch taller with similar capitals
but several roll-mouldings to the arch order. Chancel and nave.
Five bays with quadripartite vault. Aisle walls with round-headed
blank arcading and moulded arches. North arcade. Alternately
round and octagonal piers with stiff-leaf capitals. Round headed
arches of two orders. South arcade of compound attached shafts.
Vaulting piers supported on candle-brackets of north, reaching
ground as part of arcade-piers to south. Triforium of
coupled lancets and stout central shaft in 8 bays to west on north
side; single openings with pointed trefoiled heads to east.
North triforium of single lancet openings with drip-moulds.
Simple wide lancets in clerestory. Fittings: Font c.1180. Shallow
square bowl with each side decorated differently. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" Prov Ed 1930-48
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Sx N&Q, 13, 1950-3, 79-80, plan (H Cheal, J Hoare, F H Witten)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Arch J 116 1959 251-2 plan (W.E. Godfrey)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 21-MAR-1972
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Dist of Adur W.Sussex July 1984 12-13
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built ca 1130
Monument End Date : 1130
Monument Start Date : 1130
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : 1170-1230
Monument End Date : 1230
Monument Start Date : 1170
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Nave demolished C18
Monument End Date : 1800
Monument Start Date : 1701
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1192780
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 297284
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 20 NW 25
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : ST MARY DE HAURA
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1915-01-01
End Date : 1915-12-31
Associated Activities : ST MARY DE HAURA
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1915-01-01
End Date : 1915-12-31
Associated Activities : ST MARY DE HAURA
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1950-01-01
End Date : 1950-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON TQ 20 NW 25
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1972-03-21
End Date : 1972-03-21
Associated Activities : CHURCH OF ST MARY DE HAURA
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2002-01-01
End Date : 2003-12-31
Associated Activities : CHURCH OF ST MARY DE HAURA, NEW SHOREHAM
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2007-01-01
End Date : 2007-12-31