St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge, Kent - 18th September 2005 & 16th October 2005

This large church has evidence of fire damage on the masonry inside the building, the rebuilding probably occurring in the fourteenth century, which is the date of the crownpost roof.

The upper part of the tower, with its strange pyramidal roof with a short spire atop, is 13th century.

St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge, Kent - MTC

The interior of this church has a rather jaded feel about it - although it would seem to have an active congregation.  Here is the nave looking east.

St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge, Kent - MTC

The church boasts two Piscinae - one on the east wall of the chancel and the other, rather damaged, in the south wall of the southern chapel.

St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge, Kent - MTCSt Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge, Kent - MTC

The organ, against the south wall, has rather a home made look about it - although I am sure it performs its role well.

St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge, Kent - MTC

In the base of the tower we 'discovered' this 18th century reredos, presumably removed here in a re-ordering at some point.

St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge, Kent - MTC

Also in the base of the tower hangs this nice Royal Coat of Arms.

St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge, Kent - MTC

The font.

St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge, Kent - MTC

This view across the road of the north side is rather marred by the electricity cables.

St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge, Kent - MTC

Here is the Norman west door, which has much weathered 12th century work and the south, also Norman.

St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge, Kent - MTCSt Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge, Kent - MTC

Here is a view of the east end - with the south chapel nearest the camera.

St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge, Kent - MTC

A final view of the church bathed in late afternoon sunshine.

St Mary Magdalene, Ruckinge, Kent - MTC

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