With Norman foundations, St Mary’s Church has borne witness to almost 1,000 years of history.
Enter the church to view the final resting place of many of Ashford’s nobility including Sir John Fogge, once treasurer to Edward IV. Today the church remains an important feature of the community, a popular place of worship that also regularly hosts arts performances.
In the C17th, the windows of St Mary’s were destroyed by Parliamentarians during the Civil War, a windows are now a folly in a house wall in Park Street.
Facing the entrance of the church, turn right and walk around the Churchyard, passing College Tudor-style buildings.
Read more about some of the buildings in the Church Yard:
- Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin †
- 16 – 17 The Church Yard †
- 14 -15 The Church Yard †
- 13 Church Yard (Talbot House) †
- 8 – 12 The Church Yard †
- 6 – 7 Church Yard
- The Clergy House
- The College
- Telephone Kiosk, Church Yard †
† Comprises only an extract of the list entry for the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990