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St Michael and All Angels Church, Partridge Green
St Michaels and All Angels, Partridge Green - geograph.org.uk - 635750.jpg
50°57′44″N 0°18′30″W / 50.96215°N 0.308284°W / 50.96215; -0.308284Coordinates: 50°57′44″N 0°18′30″W / 50.96215°N 0.308284°W / 50.96215; -0.308284
Location Church Lane, Partridge Green, West Sussex
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Anglican
Website Parish of West Grinstead
History
Dedication St Michael and All Angels
Administration
Parish West Grinstead
Deanery Horsham
Archdeaconry Horsham
Diocese Chichester
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Archbishop Most Revd Rowan Williams
Bishop(s) Rt Revd John Hind
Rector Father William Harris

St Michael and All Angels Church is a late nineteenth-century church in the settlement of Partridge Green in the parish of West Grinstead in West Sussex. It was built to cater for the then growing population of the village. Ian Nairn, in the Sussex volume of The Buildings of England, approves of the simplicity of this "flint village church" and comments that most "other counties would have had it much fussier".

History

Houses were built in the village in the eighteenth century, and expansion increased after the Partridge Green railway station was opened in 1861. The settlement was served from 1884 by an iron mission room in nearby Jolesfield. The new church was built in 1890 on a site given by the Rev. John Goring, with the memorial stone laid by Lady Burrell on 30 May 1890. The church was designed in thirteenth century style by the architectural firm of W.G. Habershon and J.F. Fawkner. The church was served by curates until 1946, since when it has been served by the rector of West Grinstead.

Description

St Michael and All Angels Church Partridge Green - the Nave
The nave of St Michael and All Angels Church

The church consists of a chancel, nave and west tower. Entry is by a south porch. The exterior is constructed of flint with stone dressings. Inside the walls are of exposed brick. The rere-arches of the lancet windows and the tower and chancel arches are of stone. The timber framed roof is described by John Allen as the best feature. The tower has a tiled pyramidal cap.

Fittings and windows

The font may have been cut from an earlier medieval original. The east window is by C.E. Kempe

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St Michael and All Angels Church Partridge Green- East Window detail
Detail of the east window of St Michael and All Angels Church
St Michael and All Angels Church Partridge Green - Chancel
The chancel of St Michael and All Angels Church
St Michael and All Angels Church Partridge Green - the Tower
The tower of St Michael and All Angels Church
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