House of Normandy

1066 – 1154

The Church in Norman England played a pivotal part in everyday life. The structure and administration of the Church influenced society on many levels and the Normans controlled its people through the church. After the invasion of 1066, they set about demolishing almost all the wooden Saxon churches, some of which were believed to have stood since the time of the Saints. They built new larger stone churches in their place, with grand entrance arches. Norman churches can be found throughout West Sussex, including the areas around Loxwood.

Follow the timeline to see how the area around Loxwood started to evolve through the House of Normandy, with its church building programme that spread quickly after William I became King of England.

William I

1066 – 1087

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