Eynsford St Martin's church

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Eynsford St Martin's church
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Eynsford is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. The parish church which bears the Browning inscription, "Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be", remembers Elliot Downs Till, who died in 1917. But it has memories of much more famous figures in history. The door is the one that was closed against William de Eynsford on the orders of Becket. More recently the coffin of Alexander Pitcairn whose brother first found the Pitcairn islands was found in the Mausoleum. The area around is farmland and woods. The village to the north is Farningham. This area is undulating, has a large minority of woodland and is close to M20, A20 and M25 London Orbital Motorway. The south of the parish is Lullingstone, much of which was owned for many centuries by the large, late medieval Lullingstone Castle,In the village is the ruins of the Norman Eynsford Castle. There is also Lullingstone Roman villa. The river Darent runs through the village and the Darent Valley Path takes in a cross-section of the area. T V program 20 Miles from Piccadilly Circus consisted of six half-hour episodes about various aspects of life in the village. The show was released in 1994 and initially aired only in the Carlton Television region, although the first three episodes were later repeated on Channel 4. Save Lullingstone Castle was a six-part series by Keo Films, aired between 4 April and 9 May 2006, on BBC2. It followed the fortunes of Tom Hart Dyke as he developed the World Map of Plants and attempted to thereby turn the fortunes of the estate. A second series, Return to Lullingstone Castle aired between 19 March and 23 April 2007.
Location: Eynsford Kent