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History of Broadstairs
Broadstairs comes from the Old English ‘brad’ meaning ‘broad’ and ‘stæger’ as a ‘stairway’;
therefore, a ‘broad stairway or ascent’.
Broadstairs church is a Grade: II listed building, dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
The architect David Barnes built it, in 1829, as a replacement for the 11th century
church dedicated to ‘Our Ladye of Bradstowe’. Until 1850, both churches had been
Chapels-of-Ease to St Peter. Sir Ninian Comper extended the church in 1925.