All Saints, Biddenden  Church

Image Source: John Salmon

 

Set at the end of the High Street the asymmetry of the building is most pleasing. The thirteenth century original was much alerted in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries - the latter being the date of the nave with its crown post roof. The font, sedilia and piscina are all designed to show off the local `Bethersden Marble`, the only local stone that can take a polish. A good selection of memorial brasses includes one to Margaret Godwell who died in 1499. The last lines of its inscription has been obliterated - a common occurrence when prayers for the souls of the departed later caused offence.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 600

Morning Attendance: 114

Afternoon Attendance: 255

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: -

Second Restoration: -

 

Website

 

http://www.allsaintsbiddenden.org

 

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