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Fletching, St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin

Fletching St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin

Fletching Church St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin Interior

Location: Fletching, Sussex

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Opening Information:

Open 9 am until dusk

History:

Simon de Montfort, Steward of England kept vigil in this church on the eve of the battle of Lewes on 13 May 1264. The west tower and Nave are 12th Century and the aisles and transepts are 13th Century.

Incumbents:

1288 Peter de la Holt, Vicar

1304 Carados le Poer

1326 William Hamlyn, vicar

1330 Henry de Cliff

1330 John Ball

1341 William de Langton

1348 John de Quimberlee

1358 John Wilcok

1395 John Crouch

Effigies:

Brasses:

Edward Dalyngrugge died 1386 and wife. An unusual feature of the brass is the division between Edward and his wife. Size 6ft 6" x 3ft 10". Edward fought at Crecy in 1346 and Poitiers 1356 and was given permission to build Bodiam Castle. Edward was a favourite of Richard II. The brass may also be attributed to Walter Dalyngrugge

Edward Dalyrugge 1386

 

Figures on tomb

Tomb figures

Unicorms head, also seen at Bodiam castle

Unicorn head

 

 

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