St Bartholomew’s Church

A church was probably founded on this site by St Dunstan (Archbishop of Canterbury) in the mid-C10.  The present building originated about a century later.  The masonry of the nave’s North and West walls dates from time of Norman Conquest while many additional and alterations have occurred over the centuries (details in a leaflet obtainable inside Church).  Of particular interest are: The Easter Sepulchre (1520-27) one of the finest in Kent, and two murals to great-grandsons of Oliver Cromwell – David Polhill the Petitioner (1674-1754) and his brother Charles (1679-1755), 
the latter a splendid example of English rococo.  Note the porch over West door dated 1637.

 You can find out more about the history of the Church and download the walking tour here.