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Horsham with Newton Saint Faith Church



Horsham with Newton, Saint Faith Church, Horsham, Meaning: an enclosure where horses were kept. Old English Hors (Horse) + Ham (Homestead). Horsham saint Faith Church was founded in Saxon times and was well established by the time of the Domesday Book of 1086. In 1106 a priory, dedicated to Saint Faith, was founded by Robert and Sybil Fitzwalter and built on a site beside the church. The church stands itself directly beside a busy road. The priory was mainly demolished in the suppression in 1537, and was purchased by Richard Southwell. Saint Faiths Priory is unique,  it is the only monastic refectory in England where the original reredos survives. The west tower of flint and freestone is dated between 1290-1350 and is in the Decorated Style. The belfry had three bells, this now four after being resigned as having only one after the Reformation purge of 1553, the bells dated between 1610-1612 and cast by the Brend Foundry near All Saint's Green Norwich. The font dates from 1450, the bowl, being recut. Its cover a fine 17th century Jacobean one. Horsham with Newton, Saint Faith Church,


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