Bessels Green

Bessels Green is a village in the parish of Chevening.

Church and Chapels (pre 1910)

Baptist: Bessels Green, Church

Built 1770 in Bessels Green Road. Particular Baptist by mid-19th century, now Bessels Green Baptist Church.

Bessels Green, Church - Aug 2010
Bessels Green, Church North West Kent Family History Society

Unitarian: Bessels Green, Old Meeting House

The 'Old Meeting House' was built in 1716 by a local Baptist congregation, becoming Unitarian by the 19th century. Now called Sevenoaks Unitarian Church..

"The chapel, of red and blue chequer brick with segment-headed side windows with casements, is appended to the south to a two-storeyed house. An avenue of limes leads to the door. The scene is complete, an embodiment of the gentle, familial spirit of C18 Nonconformity" (Pevsner 1976).

Original Registers

These date from c.1716.

Bessels Green, Old Meeting House - Apr 2010
Bessels Green, Old Meeting House