Little Stour Benefice

Littlebourne, Wingham and Ickham, Stodmarsh & Wickhambreaux

  • The Vicarage
  • Church Road
  • Littlebourne
  • Kent
  • CT31ST

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Stodmarsh church history

 

 Stod marsh church close

The church is both picturesque and simple, with a single aisle and a medieval bell turret. The original church was built in Saxon times, but the current nave is late Norman and the chancel dates from the 13th century and was modernized by the Victorians around 1880. One of the two bells is among the oldest church bells in England and supporting the bell turret is a fabulous X-shaped brace that cannot be found in any other church in Kent. There are numerous crusaders‟ crosses on the South West door which reflect the church‟s interesting history. The churchyard was last used for burial in 1939.

The church is well maintained by the village on a voluntary basis and was recently redecorated.