Unknown except to God

Dave Godden

Maidstone, United Kingdom

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Now abandoned on Chapel Bank, near Appledore, Kent a number of headstones silently recall their incumbents.

Chapel Bank used to be the Isle Of Ebony and a church stood on this spot until during Elizabeth I’s reign it was strcuk by lightning. It was rebuilt as a chapel and survived until 1858 when it was moved stone by stone to the more accessable site at Reading Street at the bottom of the hill and rebuilt.

This style typifies those elsewhere in Kent dating between 1640 and 1720 and is known as ‘Head and Shoulders’ design. The ‘Head’ of the stone would have contained an image usually of a face, skull, hour glass or an image of King George in the later period.

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