St Dunstan's Church, Frinsted  Church

Image Source: John Vigar


Not for those wishing to find a medieval church, although there is evidence of an old building here in the form of a Norman window and crownpost roof. It is of interest that the nineteenth-century work carried out first by Hussey (1856) and then by Scott (1870) for the Pemberton Leigh family is in complete contrast to the work commissioned at nearby Kingsdown by the family at the same time (see separate entry). The second phase of work included the wonderful stencilling of the church, recently restored to the designs of G.G. Scott Jr. The majority of the furnishings are also Victorian and show the quality that only a fortune could buy in post-industrialised England.



Church Data


1851 Census Details


Seating Capacity: 200

Morning Attendance: 81

Afternoon Attendance: 112

Evening Attendance: No service


Architecture Details


Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: R C Hussey 1856

Second Restoration: Scott 1870


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