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St Werburgh's Church, Kingsley

A listed parish church, the earliest surviving fabric exists within the tower and dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. The majority of the extant church building is of 19th century date (and includes work by Trubshaw and Lynham). An unusual wooden sundial is present below the church clock. A fragment of 12th century column in use as a trough in the adjacent farmyard may indicate that an earlier building once existed here. PRN 06293-MST11561

The churchyard gate piers, gates and walls enclosing the churchyard of the Church are listed. The early 19th century piers are of stone with cast iron gates, with the walls constructed of ashlar quality stone.

The churchyard around St Werburgh' incorporates a cemetery of probable medieval origin. Three stone blocks are thought by some to suggest the remains of a set of stocks, and a bear baiting ring and a bull bating ring are said to be located within the cemetery - but on the other hand a local farmer claims he put them there himself! PRNĀ 00238-MST238

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