Well its flipping cold out there but at least its Sunny!
I started off with a trip to 663 St Helen Cliffe. I have to thank the churchwardens. I sent an email to the website address and got responses from two of them (I wish it was always thus) one of whom was at the church today.
Today Cliffe is off the beaten track and it is surprise to find such a fine building. The Decorated chancel is particularly fine and contains a fine sedilia. There are some medieveal wall paintings, an early Charles II Hatchment. The windows are in the decorated style, the glass though colourful is victorian.
Just down the road is 664 St Mary Higham. Apparently the church had an adjacent Nunery. The Nunnery had a notoriety in Tudor times and was dissolved 10 years before the official dissolution. The Nunnery is long gone and the church is now redundant. Still it is a charming building.
I did try another church in the area but an Easter Service had just started so on to Knole. It's a magnificent building with a wonderful collection of furniture and paintings. Oh and it was used in the film The Other Boleyn girl.
If you were paying to the first photo from Knole you would have noticed these....