St Michael's Church, East Peckham, Kent

Address:
Old Church Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 5NG
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Opening times:
Open daily 10am to 4pm
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Set romantically on a hilltop with glorious views

When the village moved down nearer to the river, St Michael's was left romantically sited on a hilltop among beeches, with glorious views over the Medway valley to the Weald. Originally Norman, the church seems to have expanded to its present size around 1300; the piers and arches are clearly fourteenth century, the windows and south porch mainly fifteenth century, and the shingled spirelet has an attractive weathervane dating from 1704.

Inside there are fragments of ancient glass, a Royal Arms of George II and two centuries of memorials dedicated to the Twysden family. The churchyard has has some lovely eighteenth-century headstones.

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  • Access information
    There is disabled access and parking from the north entrance.
  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
  • Directions
    Two miles north of East Peckham, Follow Historic Church sign on A228 Seven Mile Road along Old Church Lane.
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station:

    Yalding (1.9 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    Useful information:

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT 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 CCT cares for in Kent. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

  • Community information

    The Friends of St. Michael’s Church

    The Friends assist The Churches Conservation Trust in caring for the church, organising events and raising funds for the building's upkeep. 

     
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