St Mary Magdalene, Cowden, Kent

St Mary Magdalene, Cowden, Kent

St Mary Magdalene, Cowden, Kent The church of St Mary Magdalene Cowden is a border church, only just within the area covered by the Kent Medieval Graffiti Survey, lying as it does with its southern edge almost touching the Sussex border and is three kilometres at the most from Surrey to the West. Cowden, although…

St Dunstan’s, Snargate, Kent

St Dunstan’s, Snargate, Kent

St Dunstan’s, Snargate, Kent In 2018 the Kent Medieval Graffiti Survey undertook the graffiti survey of the 14 medieval churches on Romney Marsh. One of these is in East Sussex, St Mary East, Guldeford, the rest are spread out across the rest of the Marsh. In late 2017, several members of the survey made a…

September Miscellany

September Miscellany

September Miscellany Upcoming events Speed Dating – Identifying the Age of Historic Buildings with James Wright Items of interest Interview with Brian Hoggard on Churches’ Conservation Trust blog   Talk on graffiti in Winchester Cathedral   Graffiti carved in the New Forest Trees   Irish viking ship graffiti From Twitter Doodles in 13th century manuscript…

St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury, Kent

St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury, Kent

St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury, Kent St Mary Magdalene is a relatively small church built alongside the remains of a Norman motte and bailey castle, which overlooks the Stockbury Valley and Dean’s Bottom, a smaller valley that runs into it. The building originates from the late 12th century with 13th and 15th century additions; and was…

St Mary, Kenardington, Kent

St Mary, Kenardington, Kent

The Porch of St Mary Kenardington Alan Anstee of the Kent Medieval Graffiti Survey pays a visit to an old haunt and describes the fascinating porch of St Mary’s church in Kenardington, Kent. St Mary, Kenardington is a small church with medieval origins near Ashford in Kent. Kenardington is a scattered hamlet consisting of clusters…