The Curse of St Peter’s at Treyford in West Sussex Explored

The Curse of St Peter's at Treyford in West Sussex Explored

The spooky location in today’s video is a churchyard with no church. I am joined by local historian Andrew Shaxson who explains the incredible and baffling history of St Peter’s church at Treyford in West Sussex. Little remains of the commodious Victorian edifice that was erected to replace three so-called ‘mean’ little churches. Although new […]

Saving a Sussex Downland Saxon Church – St Mary’s at Elsted

Elsted Church

I am exploring the delightful Saxon church St Mary’s at Elsted in West Sussex. My guide is the ever enthusiastic local historian, Andrew Shaxson. Elsted is a village in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies within the civil parish of Elsted and Treyford. The village is on the Midhurst to South Harting […]

The Bedham Mission Church

The UK is filled with strange oddities. Take for example the red-brick remains of a roofless church in West Sussex tucked away in a small hamlet called Bedham. Once home to woodcutters and charcoal burners the woodland is now a nature reserve open to the public. The tiny community that lived here for generations after […]

Episode 7: Crumbling Churches

The parish church is one of the oldest buildings in the British landscape. Most of them have been here for over 900 years and some date from the Saxon period. They are ubiquitous; their steeples point above the rooftops, the bell towers chime on a Sunday, pews of some age are lined up towards the […]

Crumbling Churches Preview 4

Richard Vobes is out and about exploring the British parish churches for the next programme of the Bald Explorer coming soon to the Community Channel. In this preview, Richard is looking at pews and seating as well as discovering an abandoned church in the woods at Bedham in West Sussex, near Petworth.