On 25th October, 2018, Andy Linklater of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust gave a talk to Frittenden Historical Society entitled ‘Uncovering St Mary’s Church’. The talk described the work that Andy had done as part of an archaeological watching brief during the removal of pews and wooden platforms that took place during the recent renovations.
If you would like to read a copy of his report, please click here.
If you would like to look at the plan that illustrates the evolution of the church over the years, please click here.
In parallel, Historic England commissioned a study to investigate the roof timbers and to carry out a dendrochronological survey to see if they could be dated. Sadly there were insufficient rings in the timbers to allow them to be aged in this way. A copy of their interim report can be read here.