Two Churchs of West Sussex

After a dearth of opportunities to take pictures  I decided to take a day off and visit a couple of local(ish) churches.  The first was Church of St Mary Magdalene at Tortington.

 

The interior is as beautifully looked after as all the Churches Conservation Trust properties.  The interior arch has some unusual carvings of “beakheads – boggle-eyed monsters with beaks, tongues and squid-like tentacles that frown and glare at visitors below.”

The door arch and iron fittings are original 12th century and have been moved at least three times.

The graveyard contains a variety of differing crosses and carvings.

The second was the Church of St Mary the Virgin at North Stoke.

which contains traces of 14th century wall decoration

and some splendid carvings.

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