Staplehurst, Kent
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All Saint's Church, Staplehurst, Kent

All Saint's Church, Staplehurst, Kent, May 2002
Photograph by Keith Pearce,

Martin Culpeper, M.D., of Oxford was Patron of Staplehurst, 1580, and his brother Edmund Culpeper was advowson of All Saints, having the right in English law of presenting a nominee to vacant ecclesiastical benefice.

It is not currently known by Culpepper Connections if there are any monuments or other traces of the Culpepper family at All Saints.

All Saint's Church Website

National Grid Coordinates: TQ 787 432

Staplehurst, Kent

There was once a stronghold here, but today all that can be seen is a tree-covered mound, and nobody seems to be quite sure who built the fortification. It is however worth a visit as it is home to a rather interesting place where you can step back in time and wander through beautiful gardens where the air is filled with delicate perfumes and all is peaceful.

Source: Sean Connolly, Hidden Places of Kent, 1998, page 103

1831 Topographical Dictionary:
Staplehurst, a parish partly in the hundred of Cranbrooke, and partly in that of Marden, lathe of Scray, county of Kent, 4 miles NE from Cranbrook, containing 1513 inhabitants. The church is dedicated to All Saints.

Location: 9 miles S of Maidstone and 6 miles NE of Goudhurst. On the A-229.

National Grid Coordinates: TQ 875 437

Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015


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