St Martin's Church, Aldington  Church

Image Source: John Vigar

 

A large and impressive church in a farmyard setting. There is some eleventh century masonry, although the building was much enlarged in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries under the personal patronage of successive Archbishops of Canterbury, whose Manor this was. The base of the medieval Rood Screen survives, as does a run of fifteen medieval stalls. Good quality nineteenth and twentieth century glass includes a fine west window by Heaton Butler and Bayne, and an image of the Risen Christ by Frederick Cole. There is a Norman font with a bulgy seventeenth century cover whilst in the south wall of the chancel there is an elaborate three seater sedilia with an ensuite doorway. The tower dates from the sixteenth century and the join in the stonework shows that it was added to an existing building.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

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Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

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Second Restoration: -

 

Website

 

http://www.aldingtonbenefice.org.uk

 

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