Lullingstone TQ 52 64
Kent
near Eynsford
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This Church is set in parkland within the grounds of Lullingstone Castle. It is not a private chapel but the parish church. The building dates from Norman times but was transformed in the early Tudor period (reign of Edward III?) by Sir John Peche and by his descendant, Percyvall Hart, in the reign of Queen Anne, when the Castle was also rebuilt. There is a curious and unusual font-in-a-cupboard just inside the entrance and the tombs to the Peche and Hart family are particularly notable. Glass in the south wall of the nave is 16th Century portraying a gruesome martyrdom of St Erasmus.
 Picture source Copyright Peter Buttle

Updated 18 April 2006

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