St Peter's Church, Twineham

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St Peter's, Twineham
St Peter's parish church, Twineham, West Sussex, seen from the south
St Peter's, seen from the south
50°57′56.7″N 0°13′2.6″W / 50.965750°N 0.217389°W / 50.965750; -0.217389Coordinates: 50°57′56.7″N 0°13′2.6″W / 50.965750°N 0.217389°W / 50.965750; -0.217389
OS grid referenceTQ 25272 19989
LocationChurch Lane, Twineham, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5NR
CountryUnited Kingdom
DenominationChurch of England
WebsiteA church near you: St Peter's
StatusParish church
DedicationSaint Peter
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationGrade I listed building
Designated28 October 1957
Years built1516 (by local tradition)
Length72 feet (21.9 m) (External)
Width25 feet (7.6 m) (External)
Floor area1,925 square feet (179 m2) (Footprint)
Bells5 (treble, second, third, fourth and tenor)
Tenor bell weight6  long cwt 3  qr 22  lb (778 lb or 353 kg)
ParishAlbourne, Sayers Common and Twineham (ASCaT)
BeneficeAlbourne with Sayers Common and Twineham

St Peter's Church is the Church of England parish church of Twineham, a village in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England. The church, with St Barthomew's in Albourne and Christ Church in Sayers Common, serves the modern ecclesiastical parish of Albourne, Sayers Common and Twineham (ASCaT).[1]

The church is Tudor, probably dating from the early 16th century. According to local tradition it was built in 1516, early in the reign of Henry VIII and before the English Reformation. The church is built of brick, consisting of a chancel, nave, south porch, and west tower, with a shingled oak spire. The church was sympathetically restored in 1894, when an organ-chamber was added on the north side of the chancel.[2][3]

The church is a Grade I listed building, included on the National Heritage List for England ‘for the rarity of small early C16 churches’ (List Entry Number 1284819, first listed 28 October 1957).[4]


  1. ^ "About Us - St Peter". A Church Church Near You. The Archbishops’ Council (Church of England). Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  2. ^ "'Parishes: Twineham', in A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 7, the Rape of Lewes, ed. L F Salzman (London, 1940), pp. 186-191". British History Online. The Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  3. ^ Grayling, J. F. (1918). "Notes on St. Peter's Church, Twineham". Sussex Archaeological Collections. Lewes: Sussex Archaeological Society. 59: 113 to 115.
  4. ^ Historic England. "The Parish Church of St Peter (1284819)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 November 2019.

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