St Benedict's Church, Paddlesworth, Kent
- What's nearby
A 900-year-old Pilgrim church
On the Pilgrim's Way below the trees that crown the North Downs, this 900-year-old tiny building sits close to an eighteenth-century red-brick farmhouse and its barns. For centuries the pilgrims must have passed the church on their way to the Medway crossing from Snodland to Burham, but in 1678 it was abandoned and for 250 years was unused for religious purposes. It is made up of two simple rooms - a chancel and nave and it still has the aura of a Norman place of prayer.Paddlesworth Guide
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Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
A Victorian masterpiece returned to the community
A pair of eccentric churches
Church is located next to a farm. There is no churchyard and main door is next to farm track.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
1 mile west of Snodland off A228. Follow Historic Church signs in Snodland on Constitution Hill along Paddlesworth Road.
Nearest railway station: Snodland (1.2 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Kent County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Kent. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- Visit Kent tourism website: www.visitkent.co.uk
- Let's Visit Kent website: www.letsvisit.co.uk/see-do
- Visit in Kent website: www.kentattractions.co.uk
- Kent History website: www.hereshistorykent.org.uk
- Kent Family History Society: www.kfhs.org.uk
- Kent Historic Churches website: www.kentchurches.info
- Friends of Kent Churches: www.friendsofkentchurches.co.uk