A small Norman church in a rural setting in the Kentish Weald. The most interesting feature of St Thomas Becket church are the 13th century wall paintings that dominate the north wall. The wall paintings were uncovered during restoration in 1927.
One fascinating story associated with Capel church relates to the ancient yew tree in the churchyard. Not only is the church dedicated to St Thomas Becket, but Becket himself is said to have preached under the yew tree!
The church features 14th century stoework, and a very fine timber roof built to a crown-post design. The church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
About Capel, St Thomas Church
Address: Church Lane, Five Oak Green, Capel, Kent, England, TN12 6SX
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 4 miles east of Tonbridge off the B2017
Website: Capel, St Thomas Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Oast House Archive, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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