A History & Description of St Peters Church, Swingfield

St Peters is a plain 12th century Norman Church. It is built with local materials, mainly flint with ragstone, patched in places with later brickwork. Originally it consisted of a rectangular Nave with a small square Chancel. The Chancel was doubled in length during the 13th century. A timber and tiled Porch was added to the south Doorway during the 14th century. The Tower was constructed in the 15th century. It is first recorded in 1550 that there were three bells installed in the tower. The north aisle is Victorian and was added as recently as 1870.

The fine tiled oak Lychgate was constructed in 1920 as a memorial to seven men of the Parish who gave their lives in the 1914 - 1918 war.
Four further names were added in 1946 to mark their sacrifice in the 1939 - 1945 war. All eleven are recorded on the gateway. The cost of this memorial was raised by public subscription.

St Peters Church, The Street, Swingfield, Kent CT15 7HA
Friends of St Peters: Email - swingfieldchurch@aol.com / Telephone - 01303 844244