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St. Thomas the Martyr, Rye

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  • Have a look for Spike Milligan's grave then go inside to visit this pretty church, you won't be disappointed. 
    Have a look for Spike Milligan's grave then go inside to visit this pretty church, you won't be disappointed.  more »
  • was it never finished ? or was it damaged?? no one know, fort gates around entrance to the new winchelsea 
    was it never finished ? or was it damaged?? no one know, fort gates around entrance to the new winchelsea  more »
  • I always enjoy a visit to this church which welcomes visitors all year round. There is a good guide book and interesting tombs. I was though not impressed with the muddy path that has been created.....  more
    I always enjoy a visit to this church which welcomes visitors all year round. There is a good guide book and interesting tombs. I was though not impressed with the muddy path that has been created.....  more »
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  • Positioned fittingly in the centre of Winchelsea is the church dedicated to ‘St Thomas the Martyr’ – Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury.  A really peaceful historic church. Well worth a look around. There is a lot of history within the area. The architecture and interior are beautiful and a must for local history enthusiasts. The grounds are so peaceful and absolutely wonderful with all the Graves and flowers everywhere. Took me a while to walk around and absorb the beauty of it all.
  • Very old church, some of it in apparent disrepair, the damage was caused by the French, when they raided the town in 1300s It should be pointed out that at the time Winchelsea was a port on the coast Spike Milligan is buried in the graveyard. Pre Raphaelite Millais painted in the area, and one painting features a tomb in the church. Look if you can for an engraving of a ship on one of the pillars,it is a little faint,but is certainly hundreds of years old. Enjoy the visit .
  • Amazing church inside and outside. Definitely worth to visit.
  • One of the most beautiful church interiors I have ever experienced, the stained glass was exquisite.
  • One of my favourite parish churches, visited in January with my brother and family. We were though shocked by the worn path across other graves that had been created by those viewing Spike Milligans grave. Not a good impression.

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