All Saints, Chillenden  Church

Image Source: John Vigar

 

Standing high on a slope above the valley floor, this two-cell church is of Norman origin and was sensitively restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1871. Both north and south doorways are of the twelfth century - the former being protected by one of Scott's typical openwork porches. The south doorway has some excellent medieval graffiti of interlacing patterns. One of the best features inside is the tall pulpit of seventeenth - century date which stands next to an excellent wooden chancel screen by Scott. It shows how much character could be introduced to a relatively plain building in the course of a good nineteenth-century restoration. The chancel roof is rather fun - painted with lively crowns and stars!

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 150

Morning Attendance: 53

Afternoon Attendance: 102

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: GG Scott 1871

Second Restoration: -

 

Website

 

http://www.southbarn.plus.com

 

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