John E. Vigars Kent Church Photographs
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.
1851 Census Details
Seating Capacity: No return
Morning Attendance: 200
Afternoon Attendance: 200
Evening Attendance: 700
Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval
Restoration: 1877 Ewan Christian
Second Restoration: 1909
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