Tortington: St Mary Magdalene

Tortington: St Mary Magdalene
Record Type:
CCT Church
Church code:
New Network church

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II Listed Building
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Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

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Conservation Area

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Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

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Exterior Image

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Summary Description

Tortington church was built by the nearby Priory to serve a small rural hamlet in which lived the tenants of the Priory; one of its chief merits is that (save for the minor additions of a narrow south aisle in the thirteenth century and a north vestry in the nineteenth), it retains its original plan with remarkable completeness. Tucked away behind farm buildings, the initial impression is typical of Sussex, the low flint-faced walls with roughly squared quoins rising to a sweep of red tiled roof capped near the west gable by a humble weatherboarded bell-cote painted shining white.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is closed for worship.
Date closed for worship:
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 2 Bells [Archive/Index]
2 Bells