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Tag: Birling

An extract from The Kent Village Book by Alan Bignell

AYLESFORD The most casual visitor to Aylesford can see at once that it is old. It is, in fact, said to be one of the oldest continually occupied sites in England The Royal Manor of Aylesford was first owned by William the Conqueror and the church of St Peter and St Paul is of Norman […]

Our Listed Buildings

What is a Listed building? In England there are approximately 376,099 listed building entries (as of March 2015). The total number of listed buildings is not known, as one single entry can sometimes cover a number of individual units, such as a listed terrace of houses. The total is thought to be around 500,000.   […]

All Saints Church – Birling

Name Rank Service Number Date of Death Age Regiment / Service Service Country Grave / Memorial Reference LANE, PERCIVAL FREDERICK Private TF/4790 01/09/1916 18 Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) United Kingdom South-East Part. WATERS, JOHN WILLIAM JAMES Sergeant 33239 25/02/1919 26 Royal Garrison Artillery United Kingdom South of Chancel.

All Saints Church

The church is mentioned in Domesday Book (1086), and it is probable that the nave of the present church, without its aisles, is Norman. The only evidence for this, however, is one tufa block on the south-west corner of the nave, and some detached (?reused) tufa blocks in the west face of the south-west buttress […]

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