St Giles's Church, Kingston Church

Image Source: Graham White


A flint church dating from the early Norman period, when imported stone for quoins was expensive. This is one of the handful of churches in the county where the corners were rudely formed of flint. In the fourteenth century the chancel was extended to the east and a tower added at the west end. Three well-known nineteenth-century designers were involved at Kingston. The east window is by Heaton, Butler and Bayne, the chancel roof by William White and the choir stalls by Norman Shaw. Of medieval date is a plain Perpendicular piscina and a good aumbry, whilst the pulpit is a typical example of sixteenth-century work.



Church Data


1851 Census Details


Seating Capacity: 180

Morning Attendance: 108

Afternoon Attendance: 111

Evening Attendance: No service


Architecture Details


Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: William White 1873

Second Restoration: -




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