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Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 14 -1882  pages 20
                                                                   
SMARDEN CHURCH By the Rev  Francis  Haslewood     Continued

with the chancel. Its windows are in the Decorated style, and of unusual design; the tracery of the east window being of the same character as that found in the south chancel of Ruckinge Church.
   Whilst the church was undergoing restoration, several interesting mural frescoes were discovered; tracings of which are preserved.

   I. One was found to the left of the chancel window, at about eleven feet from the ground. The colours were still bright, but speedily peeled off when touched. The subjects depicted were the instruments of the Crucifixion. The cross measured two feet by one foot



Ancient fresco

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