The earliest part of the church – now the chancel – is Norman, and the first section of the current nave was added in the 12thC, with a further extension sometime after 1420. There is evidence of further repairs probably in the 17th or 18th C.
A watercolour painting of the church from the 1840s provides some evidence that the church burnt down subsequent to this date, though no accounts have been discovered. Though the floor of the nave displays the usual 17th and 18th century sepulchral slabs, the interior is largely Victorian, as are the plate glass windows which bear further testimony to the conflagration which is said to have consumed the church in the middle of the 19th century.
The Victorian interior and The church has a very fine western doorway from ca. 1220, a very good example of late Norman, almost Early English work in Hampshire, and a fine feature of a rather humble building with its excellent detail in Binstead stone from the Isle of Wight.
Information provided with kind permission of Jill Palmer.