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St Mary, Fawkham, Kent

(51°23′18″N, 0°17′37″E)
TQ 597 680
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Kent
now Kent
  • Peter Hayes
  • Susan Nettle
28 August 2014

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Fawkham is a village in NE Kent, about 8 miles from Gravesend and 12 miles from Sevenoaks. The church of St Mary consists of a Norman nave and a chancel with Decorated windows, and the vestry to the N and S porch added in the 19thc. The nave features a 16th-c octagonal weatherboarded bell turret surmounted by a shingled spire. The interior has bellcote supports of four posts braced at the top with pierced spandrels within the braces and a 13th-c wall painting of Christ in Majesty in the nave. Some medieval stained glass fragments are found in the S window of the chancel. The only surviving Romanesque sculptural element is a tub font.


Domesday Book mentiones 'Fachesham' as part of the lands of the Bishop of Rochester; the presence of a church is also recorded.