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St Mary's Church Lenham

Church Square, Lenham, Maidstone ME17 2PJ, England
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Beautiful church

This church has original pews with a door on them unlike any church I have been to. A truly... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Angie251055
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Lenham, United Kingdom
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Lenham's a fine village with a lovely older church reflecting its proud citizenry

Before I speak of Saint Mary's a few comments on this charming village. We liked virtually... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
preglad
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New York
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Church Square, Lenham, Maidstone ME17 2PJ, England
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This church has original pews with a door on them unlike any church I have been to. A truly beautiful church well worth visiting just to see the inside even if you are not religious. An ideal setting in a lovely village.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Before I speak of Saint Mary's a few comments on this charming village. We liked virtually everything about pretty half timbered Lenham including its enticing layout. There's a wonderful little coop in town where we loaded up on supplies, as well as a thrift shop...More

Thank preglad
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

we stayed a couple of days in lenham recently. myself and my granddaughter went for a walk through the churchyard to find a very pretty church. it was closed at the time but the view through the window showed a very old beautiful church. my...More

Thank sueellis1954
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We stayed across the road and could see this church from our room. We popped across one morning before a walk in the fields. The church is lovely inside and some items date from the 1600s. Its worth spending some time here, even if you...More

Thank ShaneMcDonald
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

A lovely old church in a lovely historic village. In the process of restoration and renovation on our visit and, i believe, in between vicars at that time too.

Thank h00ter1
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This church is located very close to the central market square and entrance to it is via the porch and then a glass door. Internally it is not the prettiest building and the play area as one goes in needs a tidy up. At the...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

So, I do like like a historical building!!! and if you do like an old church, St Marys won't disappoint. The church was built in several phases and is constructed of local rag-stone and flint with a plain-tiled pitched roof to each section. The tower,...More

Thank Geoff C
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped off in Lehman village on the way to the hotel and discovered a quaint little village. Parking was easy and there's a great little coffee shop on the square. We then walked a short way to the church. A fascinating building with some great...More

Thank colin B
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

St Mary's Lenham is steeped in history and you can feel it as you walk through its tall wooden doors. The years of prayer are embedded in its stonework and aged pews. There are modern day reminders like the ramp and the notices for the...More

Thank Laura W
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

The building of St Mary's, Lenham commenced in the 12th century. It has later addiditions and a large amount of the building dates from the 15th century..It is a Grade 1 listed building and has a simple plain interior.

Thank Richard A
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Gay B
My son and I will be coming in the first week in Sept to do a bit of family history sleuthing. I inherited a family history of the Hinckley family from my maternal grandmother's side of the family. It contains information about this family dating back to a John Henkele (1430-1483) and his wife, Margaret, who are buried in the churchyard. They had a daughter, Annie (wife of Wm Chambre), and sons Robert (wife Johane), John and Thomas. This John had a son named John Henkle who had a son, John Hynckleye. I wonder if your staff would mind pulling what records you have and searching the graveyard for the burial plots of those ancestors? Scott and I could then access that information when we arrive. Of course if there is a fee for your work on our behalf, please let me know. We are very excited about this trip and eager to tour the church and the town of Lenham. Any information and advice you have about where to stay, where to eat and what to do in Lenham and the surrounding area would be appreciated. Looking forward to hewing from you. Gay Borchert
14 May 2018|
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Response from preglad | Reviewed this property |
I'd suggest you look up the church access information online directly by name and town. That should put you directly in contact with potential family related information.
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