John E. Vigars Kent Church Photographs
Image Source: John Salmon
Bexley church displays one of two similar wooden spires in Kent. It starts off as a routine four-sided spire, but very soon explodes into an octagonal one! There is no logical explanation for it, nor for its `twin` at Upchurch. The church itself is a rather dark building, not helped by its preponderance of nineteenth century glass. The restoration of ??? by Basil Champneys reproduced what was not there before. He only obtained the commission by claiming to be a descendant of the medieval owner of the `big house`, Hall Place, now cut off from the village by the busy A2.
1851 Census Details
Seating Capacity: 711
Morning Attendance: 317
Afternoon Attendance: 205
Evening Attendance: No service
Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval
Restoration: 1881 Basil Champneys
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