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Churches

James Brunker | St Finbarr church and Waterfront Fowey Cornwall

St Finbarr church and Waterfront Fowey Cornwall

St Finbarr church and tower in the historic port town of Fowey on the River Fowey estuary on the south Cornwall coast. The church dates from the early 14th century; there are records of a church being established here as early as the 7th century.
James Brunker | Stained Glass Window Chiddingstone Kent

Stained Glass Window Chiddingstone Kent

The stained glass East window in St. Mary the Virgin parish church in Chiddingstone, Kent. A church has stood on the site since Saxon times though most of the current building dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. This window shows Jesus and some of his disciples and dates from 1871. None of the original windows remain, the church was badly damaged by a fire in July 1624 and extensively rebuilt.
James Brunker | Church door and Roses Chiddingstone Kent

Church door and Roses Chiddingstone Kent

Roses growing around a small side door of St. Mary the Virgin parish church in Chiddingstone, Kent. A church has stood on the site since Saxon times though most of the current building dates from the14th and 15th centuries. Like many churches in the region it was built using the distinctive yellow Wealden sandstone.
James Brunker | St John the Baptist parish church Penshurst Kent

St John the Baptist parish church Penshurst Kent

The church of St John the Baptist in Penshurst in the Weald of Kent near Tunbridge Wells dates from the 12th century, the tower was added in the 15th century. Like many churches in the area it was built using the local yellow sandstone typical of the High Weald region.
James Brunker | St Thomas a Becket Church Capel Kent

St Thomas a Becket Church Capel Kent

St Thomas a Becket church in Capel, Kent is so named because Thomas Becket is said to have preached there. There has been a church on the site since Norman times, though most of the current building dates from the 14th and early 15th centuries. It is now a redundant church and managed by the Churches Conservation Trust. Other images of the church with more blue sky and less cloud are available, please message if you are interested in seeing them! The area around Capel is still very rural with plenty of beautiful and picturesque countryside. This may all change in the near future as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has plans to build over 4,000 new houses on green belt land which will almost certainly destory its charm and beauty. To find out more about these plans and campaigns against them please visit the Save Capel website: savecapel.com Facebook Page: savecapel2020 Twitter: SaveCapel
James Brunker | St Peters Church Southborough Common Kent

St Peters Church Southborough Common Kent

A view of St Peter's Church on Southborough Common, Kent, a well known local landmark next to the cricket pitch. The original church was built in 1830 by the famous architect Decimus Burton, who is best known for designing the well known Calverley Park and Crescent in neighbouring Tunbridge Wells. Built using the local yellow clay brick and sandstone, the church was extended and the tower and spire added in 1883.
James Brunker | St Peters Church Southborough Common Kent

St Peters Church Southborough Common Kent

A view of St Peter's Church on Southborough Common, Kent in early summer. The original church was built in 1830 by the famous architect Decimus Burton, who is best known for designing the well known Calverley Park and Crescent in neighbouring Tunbridge Wells. Built using the local yellow clay brick and sandstone, the church was extended and the tower and spire added in 1883.
James Brunker | St Lawrence church and cottages Bidborough Kent

St Lawrence church and cottages Bidborough Kent

Historic cottages and St Lawrence church tower in Bidborough, a small village between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells in Kent. St Lawrence church dates from the 11th century
James Brunker | Firle church and village East Sussex

Firle church and village East Sussex

A view of St Peter's church and village of Firle at the foot of the South Downs in East Sussex, , with part of Firle Park in the background. The church dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. The village lies within the boundaries of the South Downs National Park.
James Brunker | St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

The picturesque village of Hartfield lies near the northern part of Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Its parish church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin mostly dates from the 13th century; its tall narrow spire is a distinctive landmark in the area.
James Brunker | St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

The picturesque village of Hartfield lies near the northern part of Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Its parish church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin mostly dates from the 13th century; its tall narrow spire is a distinctive landmark in the area.
James Brunker | St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

The picturesque village of Hartfield lies near the northern part of Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Its parish church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin mostly dates from the 13th century; its tall narrow spire is a distinctive landmark in the area.
James Brunker | St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

The picturesque village of Hartfield lies near the northern part of Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Its parish church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin mostly dates from the 13th century; its tall narrow spire is a distinctive landmark in the area.
James Brunker | Church of St John the Baptist Penshurst Kent

Church of St John the Baptist Penshurst Kent

The church of St John the Baptist in Penshurst in the Weald of Kent near Tunbridge Wells dates from the 12th century, the tower was added in the 15th century. Like many churches in the area it was built using the local yellow sandstone typical of the High Weald region.
James Brunker | St Peters Church and Rosebay Willowherb Southborough Common Kent

St Peters Church and Rosebay Willowherb Southborough Common Kent

St Peter's Church on Southborough Common, Kent in early summer with rosebay willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium, also called fireweed) flowering in the foreground. The original church was built in 1830 by the famous architect Decimus Burton, who is best known for designing the well known Calverley Park and Crescent in neighbouring Tunbridge Wells.
James Brunker | St Thomas a Becket Parish Church Capel Kent

St Thomas a Becket Parish Church Capel Kent

St Thomas a Becket church in Capel, Kent is so named because Thomas Becket is said to have preached there. There has been a church on the site since Norman times, though most of the current building dates from the 14th and early 15th centuries. It is now a redundant church and managed by the Churches Conservation Trust. Other images of the church with more blue sky and less cloud are available, please message if you are interested in seeing them! The area around Capel is still very rural with plenty of beautiful and picturesque countryside. This may all change in the near future as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has plans to build over 4,000 new houses on green belt land which will almost certainly destory its charm and beauty. To find out more about these plans and campaigns against them please visit the Save Capel website: savecapel.com Facebook Page: savecapel2020 Twitter: SaveCapel
James Brunker | All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

A view of All Saints church in the small village of Tudeley in the Weald of Kent. There has been a church here since the 7th century, most of the current building dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. The unusual brick tower was added during extensive renovation in the 18th century and contrasts with the Wealden sandstone typical of churches in the Weald. The church is famous for being the only one in the world that has all its stained glass windows designed and installed (between 1967 and 1985) by the Russian-French early modernist artist Marc Chagall.
James Brunker | All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

Daisies growing around the edge of All Saints churchyard in the small village of Tudeley in the Weald of Kent. There has been a church here since the 7th century, most of the current building dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. The unusual brick tower was added during extensive renovation in the 18th century and contrasts with the Wealden sandstone typical of churches in the Weald. The church is famous for being the only one in the world that has all its stained glass windows designed and installed by the Russian-French early modernist artist Marc Chagall.
James Brunker | All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

A view of the unusual brick tower of All Saints church in the small village of Tudeley in the Weald of Kent. There has been a church here since the 7th century, the brickwork is the result of an extensive renovation in the 18th century. The church is famous for being the only one in the world that has all its stained glass windows designed by the Russian-French early modernist artist Marc Chagall. Variations of this image in both colour and black and white are available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

A view of the unusual brick tower of All Saints church in the small village of Tudeley in the Weald of Kent. There has been a church here since the 7th century, the brickwork is the result of an extensive renovation in the 18th century. The church is famous for being the only one in the world that has all its stained glass windows designed by the Russian-French early modernist artist Marc Chagall. Variations of this image in both colour and black and white are available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | St Mary The Virgin church, Lamberhurst, Kent

St Mary The Virgin church, Lamberhurst, Kent

The church of St Mary The Virgin is a short distance outside the village of Lamberhurst, Kent. There was once a church on the site in Saxon times, the current building mainly dates from the 14th and 15th centuries.
James Brunker | St Mary The Virgin church, Lamberhurst, Kent

St Mary The Virgin church, Lamberhurst, Kent

The church of St Mary The Virgin is a short distance outside the village of Lamberhurst, Kent. There was once a church on the site in Saxon times, the current building mainly dates from the 14th and 15th centuries.
James Brunker | Old Parish Church of St Peter Pembury Kent

Old Parish Church of St Peter Pembury Kent

St Peter's Old Church is located in countryside near the village of Pembury, Kent. The church has Norman origins though most of the current building dates from 1337
James Brunker | St Peter's Old Church near Pembury, Kent

St Peter's Old Church near Pembury, Kent

St Peter's Old Church is located in countryside near the village of Pembury, Kent. The church has Norman origins though most of the current building dates from 1337
James Brunker | St Peter & St Paul's church tower Tonbridge

St Peter & St Paul's church tower Tonbridge

St Peter & St Paul's church in Tonbridge is one of the older churches in the town. There has been a church on the site since at least the 12th century; the tower and chancel date from the 14th century. Much of the building dates from the 19th century when it was restored and extended.
James Brunker | St Peter & St Paul's church Tonbridge

St Peter & St Paul's church Tonbridge

St Peter & St Paul's church in Tonbridge is one of the older churches in the town. There has been a church on the site since at least the 12th century; the tower and chancel date from the 14th century. Much of the building dates from the 19th century when it was restored and extended.