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The church of St Nicholas lies half a mile from the village of Godstone.
There has been a place of worship on the site since Saxon times when Church Lane was part of the Saxon village of Wolcnested, later Walkingstead.
The Normans built a church where St Nicholas church stands today. Nothing is known about the earliest church on the site except that it had typical Norman chevron moulding around the round-headed doors. Some original stones can still be seen in the rebuilt west doorway.
The current church building is the product of Gilbert Scott’s 13th century style restoration in 1870-71.
Follow this link for a more detailed history of this beautlful church.
St Nicholas Church from the East
At the SW corner of the churchyard are almshouses, St Mary’s Homes, consisting of a chapel and eight charming houses - also designed by Gilbert Scott.
St Mary's Almshouses
You will find St Nicholas Church on Church Lane, Godstone, RH9 8BW.
The OS map reference is TQ357515.
Parking is along the narrow Church Lane. If you are coming to a busy Service and you are happy to walk there is plenty of parking in the village itself and then the church is a pleasant 10min walk away along the Bay Pond footpath. To access the footpath walk down the southern side of the White Hart Beefeater and pass the White Hart Barn.
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