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Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 14 -1882  pages 32
SMARDEN CHURCH By the Rev  Francis  Haslewood     Continued

great family of the Guldefords founded a chapel here in this church in 1444, but this reference probably relates to Rolvenden (Rounden), not Smarden. However, some individual seems to have beautified the north-east, or Romden, corner of the nave, by carving heads and foliage upon the stone corbels, and painting this altar-piece. The reredos on the south side of the chancel arch was never finished, whilst that on the north must have been highly decorated.

   The fine old embattled steeple consists of three stages, and is in the Perpendicular style; and of the same character and date as Egerton, and others in the neighbourhood.

Niche and Reredos, at north-east corner of Nave

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