Lullingstone Castle Survey

On a recent trip to Lullingstone Castle to conduct a survey it was impossible not to visit the little chapel of St Botolph’s located within the grounds. Its brick additions and later ‘clunky’ porch almost obscure its 14th century beginnings and, like many churches built in proximity to Roman villas, it incorporates brick and tile of that period. However, the ‘wow’ factor is in the quality of its monuments to the Peche & Hart families and the survival of its 16th century Rood Screen. Needless, to say, a bit of church crawling also revealed both historic graffiti and evidence for the application of ritual protection marks! More to follow….

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