A Look at All Saints Church, Buncton in West Sussex

A Look at All Saints Church, Buncton in West Sussex

Today I have a walk around the splendid rural church at Buncton, All Saints. It nestles at the edge of the north slopes of the Southdowns near Wiston in West Sussex and below Chanctonbury Ring. Built around 1070 it is a beautiful peaceful place to visit for a quiet contemplation. PLEASE SUPPORT THE BALD EXPLORER […]

Exploring Duncton: The History of Burton Park

Exploring Duncton: The History of Burton Park

First, no I didn’t hit him! Today I am at Burton Park with John Mayes, local historian, to explore the history of this ancient place. Situated adjacent to the village of Duncton in West Sussex, Burton Park has played a part in the local history from before the Norman Conquest. John and I look at […]

Exploring Churches – St Andrew’s in Beddingham, East Sussex

Exploring Churches - St Andrew's in Beddingham, East Sussex

I love exploring the old downland churches. Today I have travelled to Beddingham, a tiny Hamlet off the 27/A26 roundabout between Lewes and Newhaven in East Sussex. What started out as a small wooden Saxon church and the a Royal Minster, became a Norman church with later extensions. Made primarily of local flint, with a […]

A Visit to St Hubert’s Church in Idsworth, Hampshire

A Visit to St Hubert's Church in Idsworth, Hampshire

Today I meet up with the lovely Liz Housden to visit the chapel that once belonged to Earl Godwin, the father of Harold who fought in the Battle of Hastings in 1066! The church is now called St Hubert’s but its original dedication was to St Peter. It stands, aloft, swept up onto a curve […]