Laughton is a tad further out than my normal Kent visits, as you might have already realised. I can’t speak for Sussex as a whole, but on this particular medieval church I find the stonework especially eye-catching, certainly not typical of Kent at the very least. The church boasts some fantastic features, especially in the archways and designs of the many doors, one of which on the north side is now blocked in, as well as the diagonal crocketed pinnacles found in the east of the building. The Early Gothic church has a connection to the Pelham family, with a family vault in the perpendicular chancel (which was rebuilt for the Duke of Newcastle in 1765), and Pelham buckles found on the label stops of the archways. The small priest’s door features an ogee arch, and looking closer along the jambs and the arch one can find a band of small quatrefoils, giving extra character to an already charismatic entryway. The perpendicular tower dates to the early 15th century, and the aisleless nave to the 13th.