All Saints' Church, Waldershare, Kent

Address: Sandwich Road, Waldershare, Dover, Kent, CT15 5AT
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Open daily from 10.30am to 3.30pm
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A church for walkers

This pretty church is an ideal resting point for walkers crossing the beautiful North Downs. It dates back to Norman times.

The south chapel of 1697 contains a touching memorial to the Bertie family, with life-size marble figures of a husband and wife holding hands.

In the north chapel is a fantastical monument to Sir Henry Furness (who died in 1712) – tiered like a wedding cake and flanked by statues of women mourners and cherubs, it almost scrapes the chapel ceiling!

The chancel has some fine Victorian murals and alabaster reredos, whilst there is also lovely Victorian stained glass throughout the building.

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Road directions

3 miles north of Dover off A256. Follow b/w sign to Eythorne off A256 and Historic Church signs on Kennel Hill and along Sandwich Road.

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Shepherdswell (3 miles). Bus route number 89

OS Reference No.

TR 298 483

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.









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This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Kent. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. Mrs L Rogers (15 Aug 2013, 12:37)

    My nan is buried at this church and i was so sad to see how overgrown it has become and i feel its in need of some tlc.Its a beautifull church with beautifull grounds so i hope sometime soon it will get the care it needs.

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Community information for All Saints' Church, Waldershare

 

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Best Places to Visit in Kent website

Kent History website

Kent Family History Society

Kent County Council website history section

Kent Archaeology Society

Kent Historic Churches website

Friends of Kent Churches

List of Kent churches

Kent is in the Diocese of Canterbury

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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All Saints' Church, Waldershare, Kent

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.