Worth, West Sussex
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The church retains its cruciform Saxon foundations and boasts a curious square stone bowl font that dates to the 12th century. After the Norman Conquest, Worth church was given by William the Conqueror to his son-in-law, William de Warenne, and the Warenne family arms appear in the stained glass of the north transept.
There are three Saxon windows in the walls of the nave, and much of the nave structure and its arches are pure Saxon. The octagonal pulpit dates to 1577.
To the west of the village lies Worth Abbey, a Benedictine monastery and boys school that was built as a stately home by Robert Whitehead, a 19th-century engineer credited with the invention of the torpedo.
Address: Worth, West Sussex, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: 8 miles north of Haywards Heath, on the B2036
OS: TQ 3009 3640
Photo Credit: Richard Rogerson, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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