St Nicholas' Parish Church, Arundel
Places Of Worship
Title: St Nicholas' Parish Church, Arundel
Description: Dating back to the fourteenth century, the parish church is unusual because the chapel is reserved for Roman Catholic services. Built on the site of an eleventh-century church, a stone set into the flintwork bearing a pattern of four crosses is all survives of the original building.
Address: London Road, , Arundel, West Sussex
Post Code: BN18 9AT
Built on the site of an eleventh-century church that fell into ruin after the Black Death, the current parish church was sponsored by the fourth Earl of Arundel. Dating back to the fourteenth century, the church is unusual because the chapel is reserved for Roman Catholic services.
In the nineteenth century, the Fitzalan Chapel was declared the private property of the Dukes of Norfolk following a legal dispute; at the time it was in use as a meeting chamber by Arundel Borough Council. A wall was built to separate the chapel from the rest of the church, with access only possible from the castle grounds. In 1969 this wall was replaced by a glass and wrought-iron screen, allowing the chapel to be viewed from the church.