St Mary's Church, Platt Church

Image Source: Rob Baker


This large stately Victorian church sits proudly on top of a small hill completely dominating the village. It was between 1841-1842 to a design credited to Maidstone based architects "Whichcord and Walker." This partnership was the well established John Whichcord [Senior] with an otherwise unknown associate called Walker. It has been built in a cruciform pattern in Early English style with a north and south transept. The battlemented top of the tower and octagonal stair turret are architectural features of many Kent churches dating back to the 13th century. Interesting that the architects have replicated this design to make this church appear older than it actually is. The interior has an old school house feel about it, but it is a much loved and well-cared for church.



Church Data


1851 Census Details


Seating Capacity: 500

Morning Attendance: 174

Afternoon Attendance: 237

Evening Attendance: 237


Architecture Details


Original Build Date/Architect: John Whichcord 1841


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