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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1830Guide of Tunbridge Wells ⇒ p. 77
1835The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex by Thomas Walker Horsfield, F.S.A.p. 408
1852Notes on the churches in the counties of Kent, Sussex and Surrey by The Rev. Arthur Hussey, M.A. ⇒ p. 230

Historical records

c 1100HistoryChapel of FrantEeles' Frant
After William II had granted the Lordship of Rotherfield to Richard de Clare, the latter was succeeded by his son Gilbert who thereupon "granted and willingly confirmed … to the Church of St Andrew the Apostle of Rocicestre and the monks serving God in that place, the Church of Rotherfeilde with the Chapel of Frant …"

Nov 1746DeathMary GroombridgeSt. Alban's ChurchPrivate Groombridge contribution

Oct 1753DeathAnn GroombridgeSt. Alban's ChurchPrivate Groombridge contribution

1834Frant ChurchFrant Church, Frant by T. Henwood and engraved by WoolstenholmeHorsfield's Sussex

1st Feb 1850Frant ChurchFrant Church, Frant by Rock & Co., LondonPrivate collection

Jul 1851DeathMary Katherine AshburnhamSt. Alban's Church

1867Directory entrySt. Alban's ChurchPost Office Directory
The church of St. Alban is a Gothic edifice: it has nave, aisles, chancel, front and side galleries, square tower with 6 bells, stone font, with spiral oak top, carved and presented by the Ladies Nevill in 1852, and a handsome stained window in the chancel: there are some monuments in the church to the Abergavenny, Weller and Brown families. The register dates from 1042. The living, is a rectory, yearly value £800, with a glebe house, in the gift of the Earl of Abergavenny, and held by the Rev. Sir Henry Thompson, Bart., M.A., of Oriel College, Oxford, prebend of Chichester and rural dean. The rectory hence was considerably enlarged by the present rector in 1845.

1874Directory entrySt. Alban's ChurchPost Office Directory
The church of St. Alban is a Gothic edifice: It has chancel, nave, aisles, west gallery, square tower with 6 bells: it contains handsome stained glass windows of a memorial character, and several monuments to the Abergavenny, Weller, and Brown families. The register dates from the year 1543. The living is a rectory, yearly value £800, with a glebe house, in the gift of the Earl of Abergavenny, and held by the Rev. Joseph Harriman Hamilton, M. A., of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Canon of Rochester. The rectory house was considerably enlarged in 1845.

c 1875Frant, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySt Albans Church

1882Directory entrySt. Alban's ChurchKelly's Directory
The church of St. Alban is an edifice in the Early English and Decorated styles, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 6 bells: there are several memorial windows, including the east window, erected in 1869 to the fourth Earl of Abergavenny, by his widow; and monuments to Abergavenny, Weller and Brown families : in 1881 a fine brass eagle lectern, nearly 7 feet high, and adorned with cairngorm and bloodstone was presented by his friends and neighbours in memory of the late Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe K.G., G.C.B. who died at Frant Court, August 14, 1880; aged 93: the interior was repaired and re-seated in 1880, at a cost of £1,200. The register dates from the year 1543. The living is a rectory, yearly value £800, with residence, in the gift of the Marquis of Abergavenny, and held by the Rev. R. Wentworth Fawkes, of London College of Divinity.

c 1900Frant ChurchFrant Church, FrantPrivate collection

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