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St. Giles, Graffham - St. James, Selham

St. Giles
The Street, Graffham
 
Graffham had a church in 1086 and was mentioned in the Domesday Book.
The church stands at the extreme southern end of the village, under the Downs. Its shingled spire was renovated in 2006 as shown in the gallery photos. Major rebuilding was carried out and completed in 1875 as a memorial to Bishop Wilberforce. The tower, considered unsafe, was pulled down, and rebuilt in 1887, spire added 1889. The doorlock is very elaborate.
The lock is perfect; the handles are in the form of the heads of a king and of a lady wearing a horned head-dress.
St. Giles

 
There are three bells:
one, of the 15th century, inscribed—SANCTA KATERINA ORA PRO NOBIS;
another cast by Thomas Wakefield and Roger Tapsell in 1621;
the third by Bryan Eldridge, 1642.
The registers begin in 1655.
source - Graffham, A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 4: The Rape of Chichester 1953

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A very short selection of links to some of the many other pages from Gravelroots
The Vintage Trail - - emergency service archives - - The Rother Valley Trail - - Churches - - Venue - Gigs & musicians - - Pubs - - more
Rother Valley communities
Chithurst - - Cocking - - Didling - - Duncton - - Easebourne - - East Lavington - - Fernhurst - - Fittleworth - - Graffham
Harting - - Heyshott - - Iping - - Lickfold - - Linch - - Lodsworth - - Lurgashall - - Midhurst - - Milland - - Northchapel - - Nyewood
Petworth - - Rogate - - Selham - - South Ambersham - - Stedham - - Sutton - - Tillington - - Trotton - - Upperton
 

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