From the splendour of Arundel Castle and the Roman City of Chichester to stunning countryside and coastal routes the area offers something for all visitors

Boxgrove Priory

Church Ln, Chichester PO18 0ED  Phone: +44 1243 774045

“It is a magical church full of echoes of French influence along the Sussex coast. Its crossing is a mystery of light and dark and the great chancel is alive with Tudor roses and heraldry. The De La Warr chantry contains beautiful early French motifs from a Book of Hours. These must be some of the best renaissance carvings in any English church. They make Boxgrove very special.”  Sir Simon Jenkins. 

Boxgrove-Priory

The Priory Church is open each day during daylight hours.
The lovely old church dedicated to St Mary and to St Blaise, dates from the early twelfth century.  From an entry in the Domesday Book we know that Boxgrove had the status of a parish and that a church existed here before the Norman Conquest.  All traces of this have been obliterated by the Priory, which is the daughter house of the Abbey of Lessay in Normandy and the ‘grand-daughter’ of the great Benedictine Abbey of Bec Helouin.  
Boxgrove Parish Church

The Priory Church sits in a delightful village in West Sussex, some 3 miles from the Cathedral City of Chichester and for over 900 years the villagers of Boxgrove have worshipped in this magnificent building.  Its glory is still much in evidence in spite of losing the west end of the Priory during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the reign of King Henry VIII.

Chichester Cathedral
Chichester City Walls
Arundel Castle
Goodwood House
Uppark House
St Johns Chapel
Petworth House
Boxgrove Priory

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