St Nicholas's Church, Sturry  Church

Image Source: Graham White

 

A church that is often overlooked by visitors who are drawn to nearby Canterbury. As a possession of St Augustine's Abbey in the Middle Ages, it is easy to see the amount of money lavished on this church over the centuries. This is nowhere more apparent than in the fourteenth-century work when the aisles were added to a twelfth-century nave. The extremities of the building - tower and chancel - are both still Norman and show ample architectural evidence in the form of round-headed windows. The chancel has an aumbry and early thirteenth-century piscina. There are few old monuments because of a severe nineteenth-century restoration, but there is a small fifteenth-century inscription near the font. The porch is an exceptional sixteenth-century timber-framed structure with later brick infilling.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 370

Morning Attendance: 310 estimate

Afternoon Attendance: 355 estimate

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: -

Second Restoration: -

 

Website

 

http://www.sturrychurch.org.uk

 

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