All Saints, West Farleigh  Church

Image Source: John Vigar

 

In a charming position on the south slope of the narrow Medway Valley, this church is a very early Norman survivor. The east window is made up of a set of three single lights, the central one being original Norman work, the other two having Early English lancets which replaced the Norman openings. The amazing chancel arch is constructed entirely of tufa, and is one of the best tufa constructions to be seen in south-east England. To the south is a thirteenth-century piscina that served a side altar. There is a large Royal Arms of George III on the west wall.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 200

Morning Attendance: 130

Afternoon Attendance: 176

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: 1874

Second Restoration: -

 

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