The Church of St. Botolph
The church you see at Lullingstone Castle today - dedicated to the seventh century Saxon abbot St. Botolph - is of Norman origin and has Norman foundations clearly visible on it's Southern side.
However it is believed that the church replaced an even earlier Saxon one. Earlier still is the site of the Roman Christian 'House Church' at Lullingstone Roman Villa, which dates from around
380 AD. (written about in a previous post on Lullingstone Castle - see 'labels')
Taken together, these three sites of worship suggest that Lullingstone may have he longest continuous history of Christian worship in Britain.
These family churches always hold much history and of cause they wee burial places
Do check part 1 of this set of posts for more information