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375 M.I.s from All Saints Church, Maidstone churchyard are now online

Submitted by chris on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 15:29

All Saints Church, Maidstone, which was built by Archbishop Courtney, from 1395, is a major church building in the perpendicular style, the finest of this style in Kent. The interior is over 90 feet in width, with an equally impressive length and height. The pavement is “choc a bloc” with ledger stones, mainly of the 18th and 19th centuries (inscriptions can be seen online on the church website). There are some impressive medieval tombs, including that of Archbishop Courtney, himself. Other monuments to note are the Astley monument with life sized figures wrapped in shrouds, inspired by the monument of John Donne in St. Pauls cathedral and the monument of Lawrence Washington, died 1619, a relative of General George Washington, with the Washington coat of arms, including “stars and stripes”, from which the American flag derives.


Kent Archaeology Society