St Mary's Church, Frittenden  Church

Image Source: Edwardian Postcard

 

The only church I have found where someones hand was buried in the wall during the nineteenth century rebuilding! Whether or not this local legend is true, Frittenden church is about as Victorian as a medieval church could be - so little of the original being left when Hussey was called in to rebuild. The best medieval survivor is undoubtedly the fifteenth century tower arch. Twenty years later the north aisle was added as a private pew for two of the large houses in the parish. The Moore family of Comenden Manor were the main benefactors and The East window by Bucknall and Comper represents Christ, St Edward and St Margaret and dates from 1891.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 455

Morning Attendance: 192

Afternoon Attendance: 252

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Hussey 1846

Restoration: -

Second Restoration: -

 

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