It is thought that All.Saint’s Church in the pretty village of Waldron was built over a Saxon Church site in 1195. History seems to agree that it was originally controlled by the monks of Battle Abbey. It is in the Domesday Book. It was extensively renovated in the 1860’s.
Just outside the main door of the All Saint’s Church, Waldron, in the graveyard, is one of the only three existing ‘Great Saxon Fonts’ of Sussex . It is massive and must weigh a few tonnes at least. The village of Waldron was visited by Cromwell’s troops in the mid 1600’s and it is said that the font was rolled down the hill into the bottom of the valley below the graveyard. It was found hundreds of years later in the valley and then restored to the church. Locals will say that it was found in a farmer’s field being used as a cattle trough.