St Mary's, Higham, near Gad's Hill, Kent. © Glyn Baker. This pretty (and Grade I listed) church was originally built in Norman times, but remodelled in the fourteenth century, and rsstored in the Victorian age. It was where Dickens's third child, his daughter Katey, married Wilkie Collins's brother Charles Allston Collins on 17 July 1860. It is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

Photograph by Glyn Baker, who first posted this photograph on the Geograph website, where it is available for reuse under the Creative Comons licence. It has been slightly modified here for perspective and size. Text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee.

Related Material


Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. London: Chapman and Hall, 1861.

St Mary's Chiurch, Higham, Kent. Churches Conservation Trust. Web. 18 July2020.

Slater, Michael. Charles Dickens. New Haven and London: Yale U. P.,2009.

Created 17 July 2020