Place:Tudeley, Kent, England

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NameTudeley
Alt namesTivedelesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 150
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.18588°N 0.317334°E
Located inKent, England

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Tudeley is a village in western Kent, England.

The village is home to All Saints' Church, the only church in the world that has all its windows in stained glass designed by Marc Chagall. The East window was commissioned by Sir Henry and Lady D'Avigdor-Goldsmid in memory of their daughter Sarah, who died afed 21 in a boating accident in 1963. The other windows were added later, 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.

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.

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