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.

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

St Eanswith

Brenzett, TN29 0BJ

St Eanswith

Romney Marsh TN29 0BJ, UK

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. Revd Chris Maclean 01797 320345.