Hornton Kirby: St Mary Church
As the guidebook says, this is a much mutilated church! It is of late Norman origins, but rebuildings in the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries have left a church that is neither pretty nor inviting. The interior, however, offers the more experienced church-crawler a wealth of detail. The late Norman work may have been done by the same masons who worked at Rochester Cathedral as their masons' marks are identical. The fourteenth-century rebuilding took place as a result of earthquake damage of 1382 (see also Hollingbourne) when the nave collapsed. The work resulted in the demolition of the aisles and the patching up of the chancel. In the early nineteenth century the central tower was rebuilt and the chancel shortened to bring the altar nearer the nave. There is a series of good eighteenth-century wall tablets to the Bathurst family, and two memorial brasses.
1851 Census Details
Seating Capacity: 346
Morning Attendance: 157
Afternoon Attendance: 183
Evening Attendance: No service
Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval
So to the Challenge:
“If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication. There is also a Church Micro Stats page found via the Bookmark list”
To Claim this cache you must find or have found 20 Church Micro caches in one day
I qualify for the cache by finding 24 Church Micros in one day in October. 20 of which were Multi caches.
The cache is a magnetic pot smaller than a 35mm container
The D/T rating is reflective of the challenge.
You must list your qualifying church Micro numbers in your log
If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication
To view the church micro stats page, please click here