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V.J. TORR notes on Kent Churches, copied from 
Rev Bryan Faussett's original MS Volumes

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V.J. Torr was a dedicated antiquarian, and a long time KAS member. On his death in 1965, KAS acquired several hundreds of his MS notebooks, practically all of which were concerned with church architecture and history, and were copied from MS in libraries such as Lambeth Palace, British Museum and Canterbury Cathedral. 
   Six of Torr’s MS note books in KAS possession are copies of MS books on Kent Churches ( mainly East Kent) by the distinguished Kent historian, Rev. Bryan Faussett in 1756-1760. The original Faussett books are in the Library of the Society of Antiquaries, London. They have not been catalogued in any detail, but they contain much information derived from monumental inscriptions etc which may no longer themselves be extant.

Volunteers are in the process of typing up Torr's MS notebooks for the website. The list of churches visited by Rev Bryan Faussett appears below.

Acrise
Adisham
Aldington
Alkham
Ash next Sandwich
Ashford, Kent
Barfreston
Barham
Bekesbourne
Betteshanger
Bishopsbourne
Blean
Boughton Aluph
Bridge
Brook
Buckland
Capel le Ferne
Canterbury –
   Capel
   All Saints
   Cotton's Hospital
   Eastbridge
   Holy Cross, Westgate
   St Dunstan's
   Jesus Hospital
   St John's Hospital
   St Maynards Spittal
   St Peter's
Challock
Chartham
Chartham Deanery
Cheriton
Chillenden
Chilham
Chislet
Coldred
Crundale
Deal - St Georges
Deal - St Leonard
Denton
East Langdon
Eastry
Eastwell
Elham
Elmstead
Elmstone
Eythorne
Folkestone
Fordwich
Godmersham
Goodnestone
Great Chart
Great Mongeham
Guston
Harbledown
Hastingleigh
Ham
Hawkinge
Hinxhill
Hoath
Hothfield
Hougham
Hythe
Ickham
Kennington
Kingsnorth
Kingston, Kent
Knowlton
Littlebourne
Lower Hardres
Lydd
Lyminge
Lympne
Mersham
Molash
Nackington
Newington next Hythe
Nonington
Northbourne
Oxney
nr East Langdon
Paddlesworth nr Folkestone
Patrixbourne
Petham
Postling
Preston by Wingham
Reculver
Ringwould
Ripple
St Margaret at Cliffe
Saltwood
Sandwich,
   St Bartholomew's
   St Clement
   St Mary
   St Peter
   St Thomas
   St John's
Selling nr Faversham
Sellindge near Hythe
Sevington
Shoulden
Sibertswold/Shepherdswell
Smeeth
Stanford
Staple
Stelling Minnis
Stodmarsh
Stourmouth
Stowting
Sturry
Sutton near Deal
Swingfield
Thanington
Tilmanstone
Upper Hardres
Waldershare
Walmer
Waltham
West Langdon
Westbere
Westcliffe
Westwell
Wickhambreaux
Whitfield
Whitstable
Willesborough
Wingham
Womenswold
Woodnesborough
Wootton
Worth
Wye

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