St Vincent of Sargossa

Set in a large and leafy churchyard, this attractive flint built church dates from the 13th century, thought to be founded by the monks of St Augustines' Abbey in Canterbury who may have used Littlebourne as a vineyard.

Littlebourne, Kent

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Church Road

Next to the church is an enormous thatched barn dating from about 1340 which may have been their grange. It is now sometimes used for exhibitions.

St Vincent's chancel is much taller than the narrow nave. The square tower has a shingled spire.

Inside, it is tranquil and uncluttered, and there is a clear difference between the pillars of the south and north aisle. The north aisle collapsed in the early 18th century, and was rebuilt with thin pillars and round headed arches.

A faded wall painting of St Christopher is surrounded by paintings of ships, a reminder that the sea is only a few miles away, and that until the 1500s it was much closer to Littlebourne in the shape of a sea channel called the Wantsum that made Thanet, just to the north, an island.

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • 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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