Holy Cross, Uckfield, Sussex - 1st November 2003

On a lovely sunny morning I paused while on the way to the Garden Centre to add this building to my album - it was hard to get an attractive shot as the church is bounded by a road to the North and buildings and trees to the east.  However this one from the bottom of the graveyard was about the best I could muster.

The church was extensively rebuilt and enlarged with aisles and gallery in 1839, the chancel extended in 1889.

Holy Cross, Uckfield, Sussex - 1st November 2003 - MTC

From the 1882 Kelly's directory:

"The church of the Holy Cross is a plain stone structure, chiefly of Perpendicular date, but has been much modernized ; it consists of a chancel, nave, aisles and a tower with spire, containing 8 bells: a stained memorial window has been placed in the chancel : the church was enlarged in 1840 and will now seat about 740 persons. The register dates from the year 1538. The living is a rectory, of which the tithes were commuted at 355 2s. 6d. net yearly value 310, with about 4 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury and held, since 1881, by the Rev. Edward Sanderson M.A. of Corpus Christi college, Cambridge."

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