St Bartholomew's Church, Herne Bay   Church

Image Source: John Salmon

 

A lovely light church designed by W Caroe and founded on aristocratic money, predominantly of the Earls of Cranbrook. Its quirky west tower emerges from the roof and west wall of the church, though the eyes are for ever driven heavenwards by the huge fleche mid way down the roof. Inside, the blank wall arcades are reminiscent of the church at Gillingham designed by Temple Moore at about the same time. There is little stained glass, but everything here is of the best quality, including the chairs purchased from Canterbury cathedral. The font ahs also come from elsewhere and dates from the 1860s, a full 40 years before the date of this church. St Barts is a lively and welcoming church which appreciates its building (with all the problems that can sometimes bring) and it deserves to be better known amongst churchcrawlers.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: Not built

Morning Attendance: Not built

Afternoon Attendance: Not built

Evening Attendance: Not built

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Caroe 1913

Restoration: -

Second Restoration: -

 

Website

 

http://www.stbartholomewhernebay.co.uk

 

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