Abbey, Reculver  Church

Image Source: John Salmon


The remains of a Saxon and thirteenth century church built on the spot where King Ethelbert of Kent found Christianity soon after the arrival of St Augustine in AD597. Of a particular ground plan, it was, until its demolition in 1810, the best surviving remains of an early Saxon church in England. However the local incumbent felt it was too far away from the centre of population and built a new church further inland, reusing some stones and memorials.



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1851 Census Details


Seating Capacity: Ruined

Morning Attendance: Ruined

Afternoon Attendance: Ruined

Evening Attendance: Ruined


Architecture Details


Original Build Date/Architect: dem 1809

Restoration: -

Second Restoration: -






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