Tudeley

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Tudeley
Tudeley church.jpg
All Saints Church
Tudeley is located in Kent
Tudeley
Tudeley
 Tudeley shown within Kent
Civil parish Tudeley-cum-Capel
District Tunbridge Wells
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Tonbridge
Postcode district TN11 0xx
Dialling code 01732
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Tonbridge and Malling
List of places
UK
England
Kent

Coordinates: 51°11′05″N 0°19′07″E / 51.1848°N 0.3185°E / 51.1848; 0.3185

Tudeley is a village in western Kent, England.

The village is home to All Saints' Church,[1] the only church in the world[2] that has all its windows in stained glass designed by Marc Chagall.[3] The East window was commissioned by Sir Henry and Lady D'Avigdor-Goldsmid in memory of their daughter Sarah, who died aged 21 in a boating accident in 1963. The other windows were added later,[4] the final ones being installed in 1985, the year of Chagall's death. Today the church also hosts the Tudeley Festival, an Early Music event which has been running since 1985.[5]

Somerhill House, which houses The Schools at Somerhill, lies within the bounds of Tudeley.

Tudeley Woods is an RSPB owned and restored ancient wood and heathland, which have been connected through extensive coppicing to open up the woodland floor and allow the woodland flowers and butterflies to flourish. The result is that there more than 1,000 species of fungi in the woods, with orchids intermingled with carpets of bluebells and primroses in spring. The coppicing allows for charcoal burning, with the products sold locally. Free to access, car parking is restricted, whilst dogs on leads are allowed on the public footpaths and bridleways.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Saints' Church, Tudeley". Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Places around the world to see Marc Chagall’s stained glass http://www.tudeley.org/downloads.htm Accessed 2009-12-03
  3. ^ The art of Marc Chagall at All Saints, Tudeley http://www.tudeley.org/chagall.htm Accessed 2009-12-03
  4. ^ Marc Chagall stained glass at All Saints, Tudeley http://www.tudeley.org/lookatthewindows.htm Accessed 2009-12-03
  5. ^ The Tudeley Festival http://www.tudeleyfestival.org.uk
  6. ^ "Tudeley Woods". RSPB. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 

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