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St Lawrence's Church

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St Lawrence's Church
The Moor, Hawkhurst, Kent

The church of St. Lawrence dates back to Norman times, and is first mentioned in the charter of 1285. Most of the present day church was built around 1450, when the nave, aisles, porches and the tower were built.

How to get here from Yew Tree Farm:

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Road: Head south on the A229 into Hawkhurst, crossing over the A268 and continuing towards The Moor. The church is where the road bears right. Parking: roadside. (1.3 miles, 3m) +

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General Directions to get to this location.

 

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The Curse of Fenric (1)
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Filmed: 12 Apr 1989
The front of St. Jude's.

 

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The Curse of Fenric (1)
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Filmed: 12 Apr 1989
The entrance of St. Jude's.

 

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The Curse of Fenric (1)
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Filmed: 12 Apr 1989
The graves in front of St. Jude's.

 

Additional Notes:

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The St Jude's notice board at the "front" of the church was a prop, the actual church gates don't feature in the story itself.

 

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"The white "splotches" on the photo is the snow!"

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The Curse of Fenric (1)
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Filmed: 12 Apr 1989
The Doctor and Ace walk through the graveyard.

The Curse of Fenric (3)
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Filmed: 12 Apr 1989
The Russian troops rush to Ace's aid.

 

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The Curse of Fenric (2)
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Filmed: 12 Apr 1989
Wainwright gazes up at the church tower.

 

 

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Photograph taken: 3rd April 2008 by Chuck Foster

The Curse of Fenric (1)
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Filmed: 13 Apr 1989
The Doctor and Ace look at one of the ancient graves.

 

 

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Photograph taken: 12th March 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Curse of Fenric (1)
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Filmed: 13 Apr 1989
The Doctor and Ace visit the church.

 

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Photograph taken: 12th March 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Curse of Fenric (2)
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Filmed: 13 Apr 1989
Wainwright practices a sermon.

 

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Photograph taken: 12th March 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Curse of Fenric (2)
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Filmed: 13 Apr 1989
The Doctor and Millington leave the church.

 

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Photograph taken: 12th March 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Curse of Fenric (2)
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Filmed: 13 Apr 1989
Ace goes to talk to Wainwright.

 

Additional Notes:

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The office at the back which was used in the story has now been removed and been replaced with a kitchen!

Where to walk to next?

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Lillesden School for Girls (The Curse of Fenric). Exit the church by the side gate (east), and then turn right, walking along Hastings Road until you reach the school on the right. (275 yards, 3m)

Other nearby locations:

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Bodiam Castle (The King's Demons, Robot of Sherwood). Road (3.3 miles, 8m) : Follow the B2244 (Hastings Road) south from The Moor. Turn left onto The Elms (signposted Bodiam) and then bearing right into Bodiam. The castle is to the south of the village, on the left. Parking: included in admission fee. Parking Castle car park (free to NT members)

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Yew Tree Farm (The Curse of Fenric). Road (1.3 miles, 3m) : Head north along Hastings Road, and then turn right onto the A229 to Hawkhurst town centre. At the crossroads continue across on the A229, and the farm area is on the left as you head out of the built up area. Parking: unknown. Parking Unknown

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Roses Farm (The Curse of Fenric): 2.14 miles.

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Bowles Outdoor Centre (The Mind Robber): 13.34 miles.

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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (The Trial of a Time Lord ("The Ultimate Foe")): 13.74 miles.

Further links about the location:

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VillageNet - Details about Hawkhurst.

Related Stories

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The Curse of Fenric [13 Apr 1989]: Church of St. Jude

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