The original Church was built in the 12 century but it gradually fell into decay and at length, lay in ruins and derelict for 150 years.
In 1878, the Ingram family, at a cost of £6,320 restored it on its old foundations. Where possible, the features of the old Church were copied in the new one, and in the case of the two lancet windows in the Chancel the actual old stones were used.
The photograph is of course, a reproduction of the original one, which is said to have been taken on a wet plate in March 1859.

Image Reference: JG_15_138.tif
Date: 1859
Image Details: Printed image from publication
Size of Original: 143x117
Place: Hove
Additional Information: No comment

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