Notes on St Andrew's Church, Bishopstone


These are Sir William Burrell’s notes on St Andrew’s Church at Bishopstone, Sussex, which he visited during a tour of the county with Francis Grose (1731-91) in May 1777. The information is presented according to a standard format used for all of Burrell’s church notes (Add MS 5697-Add MS 5699). At the head of the first page is the date of the church’s dedication, its patron, the deanery to which it is affiliated, the prebendary to whom tithes (a tax levied for the support of the church) were paid, and the value of the church in the King’s Book. A brief description of St Andrew’s and details of its vicar follow, along with the date of Burrell’s ‘survey’. Notes on the tithe from Lord Pelham’s deeds are next, possibly transcribed from records inspected at Newcastle House in London. The third page carries entries extracted from the parish register which was begun in 1561, and on the back are the names of several incumbents. The final page has two Indian ink drawings, of the church from the south and of its font. These were probably copied by Burrell’s wife, Sophia (1753-1802), from Grose’s sketches. Burrell’s notes on the manor of Bishopstone are also held in the British Library at Add MS 5681, ff.79v-81.

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Notes on St Andrew's Church, Bishopstone
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William Burrell
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Add. MS 5681, ff.167-169

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