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St. Nicholas Church

Barfrestone Road, Barfrestone, Dover, England
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Best Religious Building in Southern England - Not to be Missed

This early Norman building is just exquisite, a real spiritual uplift after seeing the corporate... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
David-from-the-Lane
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Tiny, but outstanding. Norman splendour.

This small church with its tiny churchyard is located in a raised position in this minute East Kent... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
sabatinitennis
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kent
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Barfrestone Road, Barfrestone, Dover, England
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This early Norman building is just exquisite, a real spiritual uplift after seeing the corporate cynicism and general unpleasantness of Canterbury Cathedral. The decoration is amazing, a stunning tribute to the skill and devotion of craftsmen working nearly 1000 years ago. The timpanum and spoke-eating...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This small church with its tiny churchyard is located in a raised position in this minute East Kent village. It is a Norman gem and richly adorned with Caen stone and ornate carvings. Entrance is via a large wooden door over which are wonderful carvings....More

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Unfortunately too late in the day to go in but the outside was really worth it. No parking in the area, but we squeezed in to some space by the main steps. Dating from the late 11th century, the south door tympanum with three courses...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

This ancient church may have an early carving of St Thomas a Beckett above the door as well as a host of animals and people-a monkey riding a goat, a hare playing pipes. And around the corner the face of the devil. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Beautiful small church, one of the oldest Norman churches in england . Well worth a visit to see all the carvings and magnificent wheeled window. The bell is in yew tree outside....

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Reviewed 3 July 2015

What a great, little, off the beaten path Grade I Norman church. Most of the carvings date from 1180. The tympanum is one of the best surviving Norman carvings in southern England. The church bell is in a yew tree beside the church. It's a...More

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