St Eanswith


St Eanswith is one of the smallest churches on Romney Marsh. It is dedicated to a 7th century princess who founded a nunnery at Folkstone in 630. It is therefore possible that the church has its origins in the 7th century, although nothing remains of a Saxon building, the present church having been commenced in the late twelfth century. A grand tomb to John Fagge and his son dominates the Lady Chapel and was the inspiration for E. Nesbit’s ghost story, Man-Size in Marble.

Full view of rear of Saint Eanswith, Brenzett church and churchyard under light covering of snow with long shadows of trees
Close-up view of white painted interior of porch at Saint Eanswith, showing benches at either side and inner door to church
Large stone tomb chest with recumbent effigies of John Fagge Esquire died 1639 and his son John showing descriptive plaque
Side view of Saint Eanswith, Brenzett with path leading across churchyard in summer, framed by trees beneath a blue sky

Church Access Arrangements

The Church is open. Contact Reverend Chris Maclean 01797 320345. Further information about the local church community may be found on the website of the Marsh Churches Benefice

Map Location of St Eanswith, Brenzett (TN29 0BJ)

Title Address Description
St Eanswith
Romney Marsh TN29 0BJ, UKBrenzett, TN29 0BJ