St James's Church, Bicknor  Church

Image Source: John Salmon


A rare find in the heart of the orchards - with no village to keep it company. Entirely 19th century rebuild, by Bodley, of a medieval church, it uses clunch (local hard chalk) rather than the more usual flint in this part of Kent. A small church it may be, but it is of noble proportions, with a tall narrow chancel and splendid towering reredos. Imagine it by candlelight and you will see it as the Victorians did. It is a building of which they, and we, can be proud. Nave, north and south aisles, chancel, west tower. The church is not normally open.



Church Data


1851 Census Details


Seating Capacity: 60

Morning Attendance: 15

Afternoon Attendance: No service

Evening Attendance: No service


Architecture Details


Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: George Bodley 1859

Second Restoration: -


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