Arundel: St Nicholas

Arundel: St Nicholas
Record Type:
Church code:
Arundel with Tortington

Statutory Designation Information

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

National Park

The church is in the following National Park: South Downs

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Arundel

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is on the Heritage at Risk Register (data verified 09 Nov 2023)
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Approximate Date

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Summary Description

A late-Victorian building of moderate to high significance which stands above its village in a large sloping churchyard. A Commissioners’ church erected here in 1826-8 was damaged by lightning in 1866, and the main body of the church rebuilt in 1892 to a new design in free Perpendicular style, from designs by Edmund Sedding. However, the tall west tower was retained, and remains a local landmark. The interior is lofty and handsome, with walls of unplastered rubble stone of varied colouring. The most significant of the furnishings is the east window, brought here from St Mary Truro, after most of that church was demolished to make way for Pearson’s new cathedral. With a few exceptions, the remaining furnishings date from the 1890s or later, and are of moderate significance.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 8 Bells [Archive/Index]
8 Bells