An antique, hand coloured aquatint of Boxgrove Priory Church, in the village of Boxgrove, some 3 miles from Chichester. It was published circa 1820's in James Rouse's Scraps of Sussex. This historic church, dedicated to St Mary and St Blaise, dates from the 12th century, and it's still possible to visit it. The villagers of Boxgrove have worshipped in this magnificent building for 900 years. Although it lost the west end of the Priory during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the reign of King Henry VIII, the church is still used for worship.
Sir Simon Jenkins says: "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."
Print size: 10cm x 6cm
Mount size: 20.5cm x 17cm