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Earliest records of Non-Conformists worshipping in Snodland are certificates granting meeting-houses in various homes from 1816.

Halling High Street, the Five Bells, 1908. This was the Court Lodge for the Bishop of Rochester's Manor of Halling.

The first meetings of Methodists in Snodland are said to have been in 1873 in the open air, and then in the tiny house of James Rand (c.1842-1920)

Aylesford, the Friars. The Carmelite Order was established here in 1242.

St Mary's church, Burham, was designed by E. W. Stephens of Maidstone and was built by J. G. Naylar and Sons in 1881 at a cost of £4,500.

The Wesleyan Chapel in Church Street was built in 1847, with a School at the rear added in 1873.

Rochester Road, Burham, viewed from the south towards Rochester.

Charles Bolton's draper's shop and post office. He published a series of local postcard views.

Burham was once a distinct, seperated community, having very different traditions and peculiarities from it's neighbouring villages, despite their

Burham, St Mary the Virgin. Now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, the building outlasted its Victorian replacement.