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    ** Quite interesting
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    1 Closed at all times

Site: St Peter and St Paul
Denomination: Church of England
Type: Church
Period: 13th Century, 14th Century, 15th Century, 17th Century

Features: Adjacent ruins of an Archbishop's manor house., Benches, Porch, Roofs, Tower

Location: 6 miles NW of Ashford just N of the A20.


Description:

To the N and W of the church, and enhancing its aspect, are ruins of some great archways that were once part of an Archbishop’s manor-place, but now lead into an open farmyard. The church has a magnificent W tower, built c.1465-1505, one of the finest in Kent, and an impressive, chiefly 13th- and 15th-century interior, restored in 1620 after a fire, that includes a vaulted porch, a fine Elizabethan roof, and folkish carved 17th-century bench-ends.

Address: Market Place, Charing, Kent, TN27 0LP
Phone Number: 01233 712598

E-mail: lindsayhammond@hotmail.co.uk

Rating: ***

Open: 4