St Dunstan

Like so many Romney Marsh churches this one seems far bigger than any population at any time could have justified, but in medieval times this was a rich and very busy landscape, filled with people who needed a place to worship.

Snargate, Kent

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TN29 0EW

The church was built originally in the 12th century, and grew as the population of the area increased.

The church has interesting roof bosses, an early 16th century wall painting of a ship, and a lead plaque commemorating roof repairs done in 1780 by 'T Apps, carpenter, and all his jolly men'.

Snargate is one of the many Romney Marsh villages associated with smuggling. Some of the tales were set down as stories and poems in the Ingoldsby Legends, supposedly written by Thomas Ingoldsby. In fact they were written by Richard Barham, Vicar of Snargate in the 1820s.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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