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St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church

Photographer: Sedgfield, Russell

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869


Item number: 38

Length: 6.7

Width: 6.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"There are, including the two at the Castle and the Heights, ten churches in the town, the first of which is that of St. Mary the Virgin, in Cannon Street, a view of which is here given. This is the principal parish church in Dover, and is the property of the parishioners. It is partly Saxon, partly Norman, in its style, and the interior, much more prepossessiong and imposing than the exterior, has been entirely restored. Barons of the Cinque Ports and municipal officers used to be elected there from the reign of Elizabeth to that of William the Fourth...The service at St. Mary's (where the Rural Dean, the Rev. J. Puckle, officiates) is conducted on rather High-Church principles, without being outre, and the same may be said of the service at the pretty little churches of Buckland and Charlton.".

Text by Samuel J Davies from the book 'Dover'

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