To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

St Nicolas Church

Church Lane, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LD
Inside Church


A Church or Priory has existed as a place of worship on the site of St. Nicolas, since Saxon times - from the mid 5th century until the Norman Conquest in 1066.

A later church was built about 100 years after the landing of William The Conqueror at Pevensey in 1066, and enlarged to its present size soon after Pevensey was granted a Royal Charter in 1207. When the present church was completed the town had its own Mayor and corporation, and was a Limb of the Cinque Ports.

The church is a complete and uniform example of English church architecture at the beginning of the 13th century - known as ‘Early English’. It’s size reflects the importance of the village of Pevensey. As the village was at that time a flourishing seaport, the church was dedicated to St. Nicolas, the Patron saint of seafarers,

St Nicolas Church is the oldest building in Pevensey which, since being built between 1210 and 1216, in the reigns of King John and Henry III, is still used for its original purpose as a place of Christian worship.

It is a Grade 1 listed building being of special architectural and historic interest.


Map & Directions

Opening Times

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

What's Nearby

  1. A Roman fortress built in the 4th as a defence against Saxon pirates, containing a ruined…

    0.09 miles away
  2. 16th century court room housing local museum with prison cells below. Site of Norman…

    0.18 miles away
  3. Pevensey, a village that boasts an impressive historical background also has a lot to…

    0.78 miles away
  1. This Windmill in Beggars Lane BN24 5EA. The Mill was built in 1875/6 for Samuel Dallaway…

    1.77 miles away
  2. Built originally as a country home in the mid 15th Century, Herstmonceux Castle embodies…

    3.39 miles away
  3. The Observatory Science Centre is one of the leading "hands-on" science centres with over…

    3.49 miles away
  4. Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham, features a Petting Farm, Owl Sanctuary Centre,…

    5.51 miles away
  5. Located within a few minutes’ walk of the seafront and town centre, Egerton Park offers…

    5.63 miles away
  6. A friendly, local museum with a surprising variety of displays spread over three…

    5.69 miles away
  7. Bexhill's traditional seafront is punctuated by some fantastic pieces of modernist…

    5.97 miles away
  8. Take a trip around the picturesque Manor Gardens, with wonderfully colourful plants and…

    6.23 miles away
  9. Michelham Priory boasts England’s longest medieval water filled moat and offers a great…

    6.24 miles away
  10. This picturesque area of Bexhill is home to some fine examples of Georgian architecture…

    6.39 miles away
  11. Widely regarded as the best small zoo in Europe, the award-winning Drusillas Park in East…

    7.62 miles away
  12. Combe Valley Countryside Park is a joint project between Hastings Borough Council, Rother…

    7.78 miles away
Previous Next
1066 Country of Origin Original by nature
Back to Top

My Planner

Nothing added yet! Explore the site to create your personal itinerary.

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

  • Accommodation

  • Things to See & Do

  • What's On

  • Food & Drink

Accommodation Search

Check Availability
Arrival Date:
Add Room

Things to Do Search


What's On Search


Food & Drink Search


Shopping Search