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Sompting (St Mary) Churchyard
Church Lane
Sompting
Adur District
West Sussex  England

Cemetery notes and/or description:
Sompting is a village and civil parish in the Adur District of West Sussex, England, located between Lancing and Worthing, at the foot of the southern slope of the South Downs. Twentieth century development has linked it to Lancing. The civil parish covers an area of 10.35 square kilometres and has a population of 8,514 persons (2001 census). The name Sompting (known as Sultinges in the Domesday Book) is said to come from the Old English for dwellers by the marsh
The Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin is a Grade I-listed Anglo-Saxon and Norman church, separated from the centre of the village since 1939 by the busy A27 road. Its tower is topped with a "Rhenish helm"a four-sided gabled pyramidal cap which is unique in England. The church was originally built by the Saxons c.960 AD, then was adapted by the Normans when William de Braose granted it to the Knights Templar in the 12th century. The church later passed to the Knights Hospitaller in the 15th century
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