St Nicholas's Church, Sevenoaks   Church

Image Source: John Samon

 

The church looks well from the main street, with its east end almost on the road. Built of local stone, the nave, aisles, chapels and tower are typical of fifteenth-century design. The church has been so often restored - in 1812, 1878, 1954 and most recently in 1994 when a crypt was built - that its historical interest is limited. However, the stained glass windows by Kempe and Heaton, Butler and Bayne are of excellent quality, especially those in the south aisle. There are also some interesting monuments, including one to William Lambarde (d. 1601), the first Kentish historian.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: No return

Morning Attendance: 200

Afternoon Attendance: 200

Evening Attendance: 700

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: 1877 Ewan Christian

Second Restoration: 1909

 

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