St Augustine's Church, Northbourne  Church

Image Source: John Salmon


One of the few cruciform churches to have been built in Kent in the twelfth century, on the site of, and incorporating fragments of, a Saxon building. Curtains help shut off parts of the church during the winter months. There is a good mass dial by the main door. The Lady Chapel contains the monument to Sir Edwin Sandys and his wife (d. 1629). It is one of the best of its date in Kent and shows the pair in recumbent position hand in hand. Surprisingly the wordy inscription was not added until 1830! The chancel was refitted in the mid-nineteenth century but the east window shows good quality medieval stonework of thirteenth-century date.



Church Data


1851 Census Details


Seating Capacity: 340

Morning Attendance: 135

Afternoon Attendance: 185

Evening Attendance: No service


Architecture Details


Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: Bentley 1865

Second Restoration: -




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