St Mary's Church, Burham, Kent
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On the pathway of pilgrims
Standing peacefully under the Downs, on the pilgrims' route to Canterbury, is this stocky flint-and-ragstone church with its stocky west tower. It was deserted when the village moved to higher ground. St Mary's is curious architecturally: north and south aisles were added to the original twelfth-century structure and later pulled down, leaving clear evidence of its history. The rustic, partially plastered interior is lovely and there are two ancient Norman fonts.
There is a grassy slope to the churchyard and two steps down into the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Five miles north west of Maidstone, off A229. Follow Historic Church sign in Burham along Court Road.
Nearest railway station: Snodland (0.7 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.Kent County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Kent. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Find out more about What's On at St. Mary's Burham, or helping to volunteer.
Useful local links:
- Visit Kent tourism website: www.visitkent.co.uk
- Let's Visit Kent website: www.letsvisit.co.uk
- Best Places to Visit in Kent website: www.kentattractions.co.uk
- Kent History website: www.hereshistorykent.org.uk
- Kent Archaeology Society: www.kentarchaeology.org.uk
- Kent Historic Churches website: www.kentchurches.info
- Friends of Kent Churches: www.friendsofkentchurches.co.uk