St Mary

Records from the 12th century mention a church at Ticehurst, but the present building is thought to have been built by Sir William de Etchingham after completing nearby Etchingham church in the 1370s.

About this church

Apart from a prizewinning extension of 2010, the basic structure dates almost completely from the 14th century.

The extraordinarily large west window has kept its original Decorated tracery. The window in the north wall of the chancel has original glass depicting a Doom, or the Last Judgement, with some people being boiled in a cauldron while others are in a cart pushed by devils.

Don't miss the wonderful font cover, with its intricately carved oak panels and opening doors.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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St Mary

There is evidence of a church on this site in Saxon times, consecrated on the 29th September 998, of which nothing now remains.

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