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St Mary's Church is quite interesting architecturally with a history dating back over 500 years... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Packed_10
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San Francisco, California
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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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 1 week ago

An ancient church that has been modernised to some extent inside - carpets, ramps, play areas etc. There's a few interesting things to look at, not least the medieval wall painting (remains of). Didn't;t feel the sense of holiness though.

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

St Mary's dates back to the 12th century in parts. It's quite bright, but much more atmospheric for winter services. The pews are unusual in that they have doors on. There are moves afoot to remove them as is the modern wont but as yet...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

St Mary's Church is quite interesting architecturally with a history dating back over 500 years. The interior is nice with original pews, but was very untidy. Church is also quite cold and damp. With little else to visit in Lenham, St. Mary's is worth a...More

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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
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
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

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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.

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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

1  Thank sabatinitennis
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

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GayB16
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
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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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