West Blatchington, a village on the South Downs east of Hangleton, was absorbed into the erstwhile Borough of Hove in 1928.Its medieval parish church fell into disrepair by the 17th century but was restored in the 1890s and extended in the 1960s by John Leopold Denman following substantial population growth in the area.Of these, 59.1% were Christian, 1.47% were Muslim, 1.36% were Jewish, 0.7% were Buddhist, 0.52% were Hindu, 0.1% were Sikh, 0.85% were affiliated with another religion, 27.02% followed no religion and 8.88% did not state their religion.Some of these proportions are significantly different from those of England as a whole.The city of Brighton and Hove, on the south coast of England, has more than 100 extant churches and other places of worship, which serve a variety of Christian denominations and other religions.More than 40 former religious buildings, although still in existence, are no longer used for their original purpose.
Reverend Henry Michell Wagner (Vicar of Brighton between 18) and his son Reverend Arthur Wagner founded and funded a succession of Anglican churches for the benefit of Brighton's rapidly growing population, while enduring controversy and conflict over their political and religious ideals; As of the 2001 United Kingdom Census, 247,817 people lived in Brighton and Hove.
It became so popular that it had to be extended in 1881 (with difficulty on the narrow site surrounded by houses).
Both the original construction costs and the rebuilding were financed entirely by Arthur Wagner.
Its centrepiece is the 12th-century church, built of flint with a tower and "Sussex Cap" spire.
It may have been damaged by the same French raiders who desecrated St Margaret's Church.
Hundreds of buildings and structures in the city were assessed against criteria which covered their "local historic, architectural, design and townscape value", and those meeting the criteria were designated as locally listed buildings (subject to final approval by the council's Economic Development and Culture Committee later in 2015).