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Sunday, 20 April 2008

St Mary's Church in Chilham, Canterbury

This is St Mary's Church has been here for a long time. It was mentioned in the Doomsday book (1085) and building records go back to 1280. It is only a few yards from the house I showed you yesterday.
If you look closely you can see a clock in the tower. According to Tom Reed, in the Guide to Chilham booklet, the clock and the set of 8 church bells date back from the 1720s.

9 comments:

Katie said...

Wow, great photo of a really old church! And I thought the church down the street from where I live, that dates from the early 1920s, was "old." Does the clock still work? Chilham looks like a delightful place to visit!

Jilly said...

Love the way you've photographed this beautiful old church thru the trees.

Abraham Lincoln said...

A most interesting post about your old church and clock. You mentioned the Dooms Day Book and I found it neat (as we say) to find some of my relatives in it when I thought genealogy was the only thing on Earth left for me to do.

Rose said...

Katie,
The clock still works. In fact I remember wondering what time it was when I was behind the church and I heard it striking 1 o'clock.

Abraham,
I love Genealogy too and have traced many of my ancestors and their decendents. In fact we are having a big family reunion in Brazil in August and I am looking forward to it/ Also, I am glad you found other things than Genealogy to entertain you...hehehe

Professor said...

I love the old churches and this shot is so picturesque.

Greg Dimitriadis said...

That's a great photo. I am sure it's better than mine in fact! Thanks for visiting Liege City Daily Photo.

Kris McCracken said...

Can I just be a history dork for a second and mention how utterly cool it must be to have such a landmark in your town?

It must be so interesting living in a place like Canterbury, so full of history!

Oh, and I'm loving your photos, it's a poor substitute to actually visiting, but whets the appetite.

Olivier said...

surprenante cette √©glise, on dirait un ch√Ęteau

Surprisingly this church, it looks like a castle

Petrea said...

What a fantastic place you live in, Rose. Thanks for the photos.