The Bishops of Rochester lived at Danbury, where Sir George Gilbert Scott restored and enlarged the church in 1866-7. This included rebuilding the south aisle and chancel chapel and adding a north porch. An interior false roof was removed and older features of the church revealed and restored, for example, the Fifteenth Century benches. These were used as templates for making new benches, and a new pulpit was also provided. John Chapple was his clerk of works. Thomas Legh Claughton became the Bishop of Rochester in April 1867 but when he became the first Bishop of St. Albans in 1877, he stayed on at Danbury, the next Bishop of Rochester having to find a new residence.

Pevsner, N. and Ratcliffe, I., Essex, Buildings of England (Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1979), p. 155.