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Church of St Thomas a Becket

Church Lane, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SX, England
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A well cared for church

Visited here for some grave research as well as looking at the church. Other reviewers have... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
philip709
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eastbourne
Visited on open buildings day

We loved this church when we first visited a few years ago. It has medieval paintings on the walls... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
ggrahamm
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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21 Jan 2017
“A well cared for church”
18 Oct 2016
“Visited on open buildings day”
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Church Lane, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SX, England
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Visited here for some grave research as well as looking at the church. Other reviewers have mentioned the paintings on the wall and the church history, all of which I echo. This is an old, unspoiled peaceful church. I do like the way that it...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We loved this church when we first visited a few years ago. It has medieval paintings on the walls, a lovely atmosphere and is in a beautiful location. This time however when we visited during open buildings day it was full of stuff being sold...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

While visiting another local church I was told to make sure I visit this church too.Its such a lovely little church and the grounds are kept in great condition.The 13th Century Wall Paintings are amazing and beautiful.While there a small group of people(volunteers maybe) were...More

2  Thank KentEnglandLife
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a well hidden secret. The murals are fascinating. That they survived all this time is a blessing. But actually, what's more interesting is the community involvement. Look at the work done in compiling background info on all those killed in WW1 &...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2016

A country church which has existed for some 800 years, and though it is showing its age, who can guees how many generations of worshippers have seen the glorious interior wall paintings depicting scenes from the Bible. Quite breathtaking in a way, and really rather...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2016

Very interesting church, which relies on people paying for a booklet to read any information. It would be better to have a minimal charge and have laminated descriptions on hand. Then people can purchase a more indepth book if need be.

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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Try and get to this hamlet to see the church, with a history of Thomas a Beckett. Also wall paintings which are poorly maintained in a very damp church. There is no supervision of visitors, hence the paintings are exposed to damage by camera flashes....More

2  Thank bkpkerluvs2travel
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

If you are visiting All Saints Church, Tudeley, to view the magnificent windows designed by Marc Chagall, you should also find time to visit the nearby Church of St Thomas à Becket at Capel. This church has no 20th century stained glass but has some...More

2  Thank MrAndrewHaynes
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

A stunning Norman church with 13 century wall paintings. The painting on the wall is from 1200 and 1250 by professionals, depicting scenes from the bible and the new testament. Beautiful yew trees outside. Most of the wall painting has been damaged but there is...More

3  Thank LondonTraveller848
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