Now situated among housing, the church is surrounded by a hedged garden with a number of fine conifers and shrubs, and in the churchyard is a war memorial.
St John the Baptist Church was built at the top of Kingston Hill in Kingston Vale in 1861, a small church with picturesque bellcote, at that time surrounded largely by fields. The Vicar of Kingston, Revd Samuel Gandy, was instrumental in a number of new churches being built within Kingston parish to provide for the growing population. Due to the proximity to White Lodge in Richmond Park the church had many connections with the royal family and it was here that the future George V's engagement to Mary of Teck was witnessed.
Visitor FacilitiesOpening is unrestricted.
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsOpening is unrestricted.
DirectionsRail: Norbiton then bus. Bus: 85, 485
- Mid 19th Century
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