TQ7035 : Christ Church, Kilndown

taken 11 years ago, near to Kilndown, Kent, Great Britain

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Christ Church, Kilndown
Christ Church, Kilndown

Kilndown is a hamlet, established in Victorian times by Viscount Beresford.
The hamlet has a pub, school, Victorian church and cricket club.

Christ Church, Kilndown

Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
The church was built and endowed mainly by Field Marshal Viscount Beresford, one of Wellington's generals in the Napoleonic Wars, who purchased the nearby Bedgebury Park estate in 1836. Built as a chapel of ease to Goudhurst, the church was consecrated in 1841, and Kilndown became a separate parish in 1843.
Anthony Salvin started building this church in 1839 on behalf of Viscount Beresford, but the Viscount's 20-year-old stepson Alexander Beresford Hope took over soon afterwards, turning the sandstone Gothic Revival building into "the Ecclesiological Society's showcase church" with its extensive interior decoration and lavish fittings. It was repaired after wartime bomb damage.

Grade I and Category A listed buildings and structures

Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional, even international importance. There are over 6,000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is Category A
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Sunday, 21 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 22 March, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 700 351 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.4436N 0:25.6028E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 700 351
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