Most of us will have heard of John Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Progress' and the ' Canterbury Tales, which was recently brought to our TV screens with its modern day version.
Compton was one of the villages that the pilgrims travelled through on their way to Canterbury and St Nicholas church was the reason why. Inside the church we can see Norman pillars and beautiful arches carved from chalk found on the Hogs Back.
Lady Cecelia Boston ( in her publication,
History of Compton) reveals that the church
is in fact 500 years older than the rest of the
oldest buildings in Compton.
It is thought that the site of St Nicholas
Church pre- dates Saxon times, has Saxon
origins and is mentioned in the
' Doomesday Book'.