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Eastling, Kent

(51°16′25″N, 0°48′56″E)
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Kent
now Kent
medieval St Mary
now St Mary
  • Toby Huitson
  • Mary Berg
26 September 2012

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Feature Sets

Eastling is a small village 4.5 miles SW of Faversham. The church of St Mary has an aisled nave, a chancel, and a W tower with a spire. The S door is Romanesque.


A church is mentioned in DB. It was part of the lands of Odo of Bayeux. The church was granted to the priory of Leeds by Alice de Eastling and her husband in the 1140s (Sherwood 1951, 28--29, no. 22).


Exterior Features



F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications, or England's patron saints, London, 1899, 113.

E. Hasted, The History and Topography of the County of Kent, 12 vols, Canterbury, 1798, vol. 6.

L. Sherwood, 'The cartulary of Leeds Priory', Archaeologia Cantiana 64 (1951), 24--34