St Mary's Church, Great Chart  Church

Image Source: Dave Godden

 

church built in 14th century (There was a 12th Cent church here - stonework in vestry door is of this period & whilst village goes back to 7th Cent no mention of a church in Doomsday) major restoration & rebuild in 15th Century by James Goldwell of the Parish (later Bishop of Norwich & buried in a very splended tomb there)possibly after a fire - roof raised to add clearstory windows & rood screen & flat roofs on N & S aisles Victorians re-pewed & restored in 1870s by Blomfield whilst restoring nearby Godinton House we are planning an equally major restoration of re-roofing, replacing stone in window tracery & re-ordering for the 21st Century to include toilets, kitchen & disabled access

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 475

Morning Attendance: 161

Afternoon Attendance: 208

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: -

Second Restoration: -

 

Website

 

http://www.stmarysgreatchart.org

 

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