St Mary's Church, Stodmarsh Church

Image Source: 1890s postcard

 

The church stands intimately on a right-hand bend of the road. It is an extremely simple building of solid twelfth- and thirteenth-century construction. The chancel was rebuilt during the latter period. There is a small south porch which shields a doorway on which are carved many so-called Crusaders' Crosses. Like many churches in east Kent Stodmarsh was restored in the 1880s and the roofs of both nave and chancel show this to unfortunate effect. Apart from that the church is a delight. There is a plain Rood Screen on a stone base which is well set off against the cream washed walls of the chancel. At the west end the bell turret is supported internally by a huge X-shaped brace, which is a unique feature in Kent, and far more functional than pretty.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 100

Morning Attendance: No service

Afternoon Attendance: 45

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: Cowell and Bromley 1888

Second Restoration: -

 

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