The church is set in the north-east corner of the Waldershare estate, and is the quintessential estate church reflecting the history of the owners and occupants of the estate for nearly 1000 years. You enter through the Lytch gate, a fairly modern addition in 1920. The North Downs Way passes through the Churchyard and then on through the estate.
A poignant and rather sad reminder of the recent past is the Headstone to 14 years old Arthur William Moore, killed on New Year's Eve 1936 at Tilmansworth Colliery.
Of particular note are some very old Yew trees, the trunk of the largest is shown above. I wonder if they've been here as long as the church.
The proportions of the building are dramatically affected by the two reed-brick chapels on either side of the chancel.The south chancel was built around 1697 and the almost identical north chapel some 15 years later.
The church was declared redundant in 1982 and the churchyard is considerably overgrown. The bellcote seems to have disappeared and the bell that Anthony Syms writing in 1987 said was beside the porch is no longer there.
The nave and the church roof are a surprise but even more so where the memorials in the two chapels. I have taken more photos that can be found here.