Church of the Good Shepherd
Wilmington Street, Lullington, East Sussex BN26 5QX
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This little church stands on the South Downs above Alfriston and the Cuckmere river. It has been said to be one of the smallest churches in the country, but actually it is the salvaged and restored part of a larger church, the majority of which was destroyed by fire in the 1650s by Cromwellian troops.
Archaeological excavations in 1965/66 showed the extent of the former church. Some of the footings can be traced on the ground to the west of today’s church. The layout of the original church is detailed on a chart in the church, and is reproduced below. It shows that the current building is part of the chancel of the larger building, with a rebuilt west elevation.