Herstmonceux Church, Sussez

All Saints’ Church, Herstmonceux stands close to the famous Castle, although the reality is probably that the Castle stands close to the Church as the Church is older by the best part of 200 years.

The Church stands high above the Pevensey Levels and is one of the places that lies above the flood plains. It starts out life in the 12th Century and the tower still survives from that date. The nave and aisles are 13th and 14th Century which the last major addition the red brick North Chapel is 15th Century and was added when the Castle was built by Sir Roger Fiennes.

In July 1944 a German bomb hit the church, destroyed three windows, damaged ten more and also damaged the roof and spire. All this has since been repaired.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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