St Michael's Church, East Peckham, Kent
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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.
Please note that St Michael's Church will be closed to public access on Thursday 8th August and Tuesday 27th August for filming. We apologise for any inconvience and hope you are able to visit the church on alternative days.
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.
Two miles north of East Peckham, Follow Historic Church sign on A228 Seven Mile Road along Old Church Lane.
Nearest railway station:
Yalding (1.9 miles)
History & Further 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.
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.Useful local links:
- Visit Kent tourism website: www.visitkent.co.uk
- Visit Kent website: www.letsvisit.co.uk
- Best Places to Visit in Kent website: www.kentattractions.co.uk
- Kent History website: www.hereshistorykent.org.uk
- Kent Family History Society: www.kfhs.org.uk
- Kent County Council website history section: www.kent.gov.uk
- Kent Historic Churches website: www.kentchurches.info