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“Sompting, Sussex, Saxon (church tower)”

St. Mary's Church (Sompting Parish Church)
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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“Sompting, Sussex, Saxon (church tower)”
Reviewed 3 November 2008

Here is a gem. Saxon church towers are far from common in England and the form known as Rhenish is almost unknown here, although I am told more common in Germany.

It is close to the A23, Sompting village now abutting onto Lancing but it would be easy to miss it going towards the west, It's signed but not well. It's north of the road, most of the village being south. When found, it seems well worth the effort.

Some think that the Rhenish tower was as near as Saxon architects could come to a spire..

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