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St. Mary's Church, Chilham

The church of St Mary, Chilham, was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 but has a history going back perhaps as far as the 7th century. In the 12th century, the church was owned by the French abbey of St Bertin, a Benedictine monastery at St Omer. It later passed into the hands of Syon Abbey, based at Isleworth in Middlesex. The striking tower reaches 68 feet in height, affording far-reaching views. On a clear day, the towers of Canterbury Cathedral can be seen. The interior of St Mary's is notable for some very fine memorials, many to members of the Digges family of Chilham Castle. The finest of these is the very grand monument to Mary Kemp, Lady Digges, who died in 1631. She was the wife of Sir Dudley Digges, who had the current Chilham Castle built beside the old Norman keep above the Stour.

A picture of: Chilham ( More pictures of Chilham by Paul Johnson )

NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D850 Focal length: 24 mm, Aperture: f 2.8, ISO: 4000 Exposure time: 1/160 sec
Date/Time Creation: July 9, 2019, 2:54 pm

ImageID:1211375, Image size: 4533 x 7121 pixels

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