Ss Peter And Paul, Bilsington  Church

Image Source: John Vigar

 

Over the south door is a blocked round-headed window, a sure sign that this was a Norman nave, although the current chancel is a thirteenth century addition. The short tower is fifteenth century. The latter was never completed and was finished off with a timber belfry. The east windows are the result of the nineteenth century restoration and are somewhat shorter than if they had been original thirteenth century work. There is a fine Royal Arms of 1774 and a lovely reredos by Kruger Gay - rather reminiscent of the work of Ninian Comper.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 150

Morning Attendance: 65

Afternoon Attendance: No service

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: JosephClarke 1883

Second Restoration: -

 

Website

 

http://www.aldingtonbenefice.org.uk

 

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