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St. Lawrence, Hawkhurst
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 17:34:48 »

Situated in The Moor this church shows evidence of late 13th century construction at the north east side of the building, in 1360 the whole of the eastern half of the church was rebuilt and it was around this time the arches of the two chapels and chancel arch were added.

The tower was added in the 15th century and the nave walls were rebuilt around this time.  It was then that the two porches were added with spiral staircases up to the rooms above.

On the 13th August 1944 a flying bomb landed in the churchyard and blew out the south windows and damaged the roofs.  These were replaced in 1950.

The font is 15th century


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