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Mersham, Kent

Location
(51°7′14″N, 0°55′50″E)
Mersham
TR052398
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Kent
now Kent
  • Toby Huitson
  • Mary Berg
24 May 2012

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Feature Sets
Description

Mersham is a large village about 3 miles E of Willesborough near Ashford, Kent. The church of St John the Baptist was described by Stephen Glynne in 1877 as 'rather a handsome church, with some singularities, and portions of various styles'. It has nave with S aisle, chancel with S chapel, tower and porch. There is a Romanesque S doorway.

History

A church here is mentioned in Domesday Book.

Features

Exterior Features

Doorways

Comments/Opinions

The rustic character of the doorway mouldings with the prominent imposts and the early foundation date makes one wonder if this is an early post-Conquest (or even mid-11thc.) example.

Bibliography

F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications, or England's patron saints, London, 1899, 200.

S. Glynne, The Churches of Kent, London, 1877, 57-8.