All Saints


At 60.7m (199ft) All Saints is the longest parish church in Kent and its 15th century tower is one of the tallest in the county with a height of 40.2m (132ft). This grand church is known locally as the Cathedral of the Marsh. In the northwest corner, incorporated into the walls of this 13th century church, are the remains of a 4th or 5th century Romano-British basilica. The church has a remarkable collection of monuments ranging from a brass to John Motesfont, died 1420, to a roundel carved in marble by John Flaxman in memory of Anne Russell and her son died 1781.

Distant exterior view of side of the south side of All Saint's church, Lydd across the churchyard, framed by tree branches
Interior view showing the high pews are arranged tier above tier, as in a cathedral choir, to face north and south
Interior view showing a broad clear uninterrupted view, and open space from the west doors to the east wall
Interior view looking down the whole church, showing the stone arches holding up the extensive wooden roof beams
An extreme close-up view of the richly decorated and gold painted finial atop the ends of the pews
View of the the three lancet windows, which now have bright stained glass designed by Leonard Walker

Church Access Arrangements

The Church is open 9.00 – 5.30 in summer, 9.00 – 3.30 in winter. Church Wardens Mrs Pat Carter, 01797 320108, Mr Chris Aubrey 01797 320890. Reverend Chris Maclean 01797 320345. Further information about the local church community may be found on the website of the Western Marsh Churches

Map Location of All Saints, Lydd (TN29 9DX)

Title Address Description
All Saints
3 High St, Lydd, Romney Marsh TN29, UKLydd, TN29 9DX