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The Parish Church of St Mary's Chilham

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Address: | The Square, Chilham, Canterbury CT4 8DB, England
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Beautiful church

Magnificent example of a medieval church with some wonderful history to see and read about. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
LouiseW20154
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Deal, United Kingdom
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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent example of a medieval church with some wonderful history to see and read about. Well worth a visit.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a look, and very impressed beautiful church with lots of history, definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've Been visiting Chilham for many years and yet this time was the first that we've managed to visit the this lovely church. Being an ex campanologist I would have loved to have looked up the tower (you can tell a lot from the tower) but I was thwarted last year when we came. and this year it was -understandably-... More 

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Thank Frohlix
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

A beautiful 800 year old charming Gothic English church where St Agustin is said to be buried. Very well keep and open to the public on the weekend.

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Buda, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Wonderful church with some really beautiful examples of stonework including the Lady Digges Memorial and the Hardy Family children's memorial (the only known example of a church monument depicting children toys in England) and some wonderful family stories and historical references.

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Thank HummingbirdTX
Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

If you visit this Church you wont be disappointed. Lots of Historical Facts and the Church is vast in size. Lots to read and available in different language's, there is an Accessible WC and some days during the summer Tea and Cakes are available. Great Surrounding and very interesting church yard and cemetery with seating available to enjoy the views... More 

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Rhodes, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Well preserved and maintained. Dated from 1280, but evidence shows that there was a church on the same spot even earlier. The church is still in use. When inside the church take time and look at the floors where you can clearly get a picture of how historic it is.

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Thank Francois G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Spent quite a long time , very interesting inside and out , unusual old gravestones . Church was mentioned in the Domesday Book .

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Thank Cathleen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Such a surprise to see such a lovely church within a relatively small village. Very helpful and interesting explanation cards informing visitors of certain points of interest. Also bought a book on Chilham within the church to find out more. Lovely, well kept church, would love to visit again one day.

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melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Lovely old church, mentioned in the doomsday book. Good history of the church inside. Well worth a visit whist in this picturesque village.

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