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The pre-Norman Church at Worth, Sussex

The pre-Norman Church at Worth, Sussex

In Sussex, that county of Saxon relics, Worth church is one of the few in England that preserves its Saxon foundations. Built between 930 and 1035, it is a noteworthy example of the pre-Conquest cruciform church. In the Saxon manner the double windows of the nave are divided by balusters, and the long and short pilaster strips are typical of the period. One sees the advent of the ruder Norman style in the chancel arch, imposing in its 22 feet of height The church stands, a remote treasure, in beautifully wooded country.

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