St Nicholas's Church, Sandhurst Church

Image Source: John Vigar

 

A large sturdy tower overlooks the valley dividing Kent and Sussex some distance from its village. It dates, as does much of the church, from the fourteenth century. The arcades are of dumpy octagonal pillars which have lancet clerestory windows set into the walls above. There are some notable fragments of medieval glass in the south aisle, together with an excellent twentieth century etched glass window. The tower is flanked by the aisles (see also Wickhambreux). The north aisle displays the original entrance to the rood loft staircase. At the west end is a nice octagonal sandstone font with a series of decorated window designs enlivening its panelled sides.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: No return

Morning Attendance: 205

Afternoon Attendance: 325

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: Carpenter 1875

Second Restoration: -

 

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