St Mildred's Church, Tenterden

St Mildred was a 7th century princess of Kent, who served as abbess of the nunnery at Minster-in-Thanet. Tenterden manor was granted to Thanet Minster around the time of Mildred's death. The church was begun in the 12th century and expanded several times. The imposing tower, which seems to loom over the town, was added in the 15th century, when Tenterden was at the height of its prosperity from the medieval wool trade. Horatia, daughter of Admiral Horatio Nelson, was married to Philip Ward, vicar of Tenterden. Relatives of authoress Jane Austen are also buried in the church.


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