From May 2007 to August 2009, Lynsted with Kingsdown Society led a survey of gravestones and inscriptions surrounding the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Lynsted, Kent. While gravestones date between 1671 (Elizabeth Smith) and 1944 (Archibald Barling), there are also several cremation memorials. This original research is complemented by earlier researches undertaken by David Wood (churchwarden) of the monuments & inscriptions and hatchments inside the church, which are also recorded on this web site.
There is nearby a more recent graveyard extension that has not yet been surveyed.
The Society saw the urgency and importance of making a permanent record before further damage is done by weathering. The Society believe the research should be made widely available to family researchers and to others with an interest in the Parish.
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In addition to this web-based record, booklets with text and map only (A5 size) can be printed on request from the Society (£2.50 plus postage and packing - P&P is 85p for UK; £2.45 overseas) for your own retention.
You may also download a free PDF copy of this booklet [2Mb]. If you wish to print your own copy from that PDF file, you may find it helpful to change the ‘page set-up’ for your printer to “Duplex” and “short-side stapling”.
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Additional Background Notes:
(1) Procedures and interpretation;
(3) Thomas Hardy, 1882 – poem on “The Levelled Churchyard”
Village Location: Lynsted lies about 1 mile (1.6km) south of Greenstreet (Teynham) on Lynsted Lane, in the Borough of Swale in Kent. Post Code: ME9 0RQ
Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.