V.J. TORR notes on Kent Churches, copied from
Rev Bryan Faussett's original MS Volumes
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V.J. Torr was a dedicated antiquarian, and a long time KAS member. On his death in 1965, KAS acquired several hundreds of his MS notebooks, practically all of which were concerned with church architecture and history, and were copied from MS in libraries such as Lambeth Palace, British Museum and Canterbury Cathedral.
Six of Torr’s MS note books in KAS possession are copies of MS books on Kent Churches ( mainly East Kent) by the distinguished Kent historian, Rev. Bryan Faussett in 1756-1760. The original Faussett books are in the Library of the Society of Antiquaries, London. They have not been catalogued in any detail, but they contain much information derived from monumental inscriptions etc which may no longer themselves be extant.
Volunteers are in the process of typing up Torr's MS notebooks for the website. The list of churches visited by Rev Bryan Faussett appears below.