St Mary de Haura, Shoreham
Places Of Worship
Title: St Mary de Haura, Shoreham
Description: Spanning the periods between Norman and Gothic this twelfth-century church includes examples of both Norman and Transitional style arches and carvings, plus more.
Address: St Mary's Road, , Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
Started in 1103 the church of St Mary de Haura, which stands for 'of the harbour', was completed a century later. Spanning the periods between Norman and Gothic, the church features an 80 foot (25 metre) high tower, Early English style flying buttresses on each side of the choir, fine arcading inside and examples of both Norman and Transitional style arches and carvings.
Possibly destroyed by The Great Storm in 1700, which caused damage to other buildings in New Shoreham, the church is only half it's original length. The nave was badly affected - the damaged parts were pulled down and the remainder made good in 1720.