Christ Church, Kilndown :: Shared Description

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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.
by N Chadwick
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TQ7035 : Christ Church, Kilndown by N Chadwick
TQ7035 : Christ Church, Kilndown by N Chadwick
TQ7035 : Lych Gate, Christ Church, Kilndown by N Chadwick


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Created: Mon, 16 Jun 2014, Updated: Mon, 16 Jun 2014

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