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.
Church Access Arrangements
The Church is locked. Key with Church Warden W Rosemary Scotcher at King’s Cottage on left of approach to church, 01797 344521, or Mrs Washford at Rose Cottage on left of road towards Ashford. Reverend Chris Maclean 01797 320345. Further information about the local church community may be found on the website of the Marsh Churches Benefice https://romneychurches.org/.
Map Location of St Eanswith, Brenzett (TN29 0BJ)
|Romney Marsh TN29 0BJ, UK||Brenzett, TN29 0BJ|