St Nicholas, Worth


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Places Of Worship
Worth


Title: St Nicholas, Worth
Description: Dating from the tenth century, St Nicholas is the finest example of a Saxon church in Sussex. Based upon a cruciform plan, a central tower is unusual for a church of this period. Anthony Salvin added the Norman-looking northeast tower in 1871 at a time when other restoration work took place. The apse features twin-arched Victorian windows, although the three main windows in the nave are Saxon. A feature of late Saxon work, these are formed by twin arches separated by a stone baluster and vertical pilaster strips dividing the masonry of the walls into bays. Inside, the transepts are more like side chapels and the arches linking them to the main building, as well as the chancel arch, are examples of fine Saxon work.

Address: Worth Way, , Worth, West Sussex
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