Barfrestone is a hamlet in East Kent, UK between Shepherdswell, Eythorne and Nonington and close to the pit villages of Elvington and Snowdown. Of note, is the tiny Norman church, complete with internationally famous carvings around the door, the bell in the adjacent yew tree and the offices and workshops of L’Arche Kent Community.

Alternative spellings are Barfreston and Barfreystone.

Old English pronunciation – “Barson” – now known as “Bar-fre-ston”, rather than “Bar-fre-stone”

St Nicholas’ Church, Barfrestone


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