John E. Vigars Kent Church Photographs
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As you walk up the path the eighteenth century brick repair to the fine medieval tower blends well with the local flint construction. The church boats an impressive crown post roof, typical of Kent churches of the late fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The two windows over the chancel arch originally threw light onto the Rood figures. The Lady Chapel contains fragments of medieval glass and for much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries served as the private pew of the Hodsall family - memorials to them abound. In the chancel and alabaster hanging memorial to the Maxfields is rather fun with their grumpy figures facing each other. All the main furnishings date from the twentieth century and were designed by Sir Thomas Jackson in traditional style to compliment this very simple, building.
1851 Census Details
Seating Capacity: 290
Morning Attendance: 145
Afternoon Attendance: 101
Evening Attendance: No service
Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval
Restoration: 1901 Sir T Jackson
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