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, one of seven local government districts in the English county of 26 current and seven former places of worship in the district of Adur West Sussex. The southern part of the district forms part of the Brighton/Worthing/Littlehampton conurbation, and almost all of the churches are in the towns and villages within this continuous built-up area. The rural northern part of the district has one ancient church that is still in use, and another former chapel that served a now deserted medieval village. Seven of Adur's extant places of worship, and two former churches, have been awarded listed status ( Grade I listed ). By the 11th century, the area now covered by Adur district had several small settlements, each with their own church. Although some have been Coombes Church pictured restored and altered, most ancient structural work and internal features remain. These include an anchorite's cell (where a hermit was walled up for life), a rare series of wall paintings, and a "Rhenish helm" four-gabled tower cap that is unique in England. ( ) Full list...
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