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St Peter and Paul, Worth, Kent

(51°15′22″N, 1°20′52″E)
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Kent
now Kent
  • Toby Huitson
  • Mary Berg
9 November 2006; 22 October 2010

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Worth is a village about 1.5 miles S of Sandwich. The church of St Peter and Paul consists of a nave with a S aisle, a chancel with adjoining chapels, a W tower with a spire, and a N porch. It was subject to a restoration in 1888, which may be the explanation for the large amount of modern replacement material present. Romanesque sculpture includes the N doorway, the S nave aisle, and a re-set fragment in the S aisle.


The village was originally controlled from Eastry and it is likely that the church originated as a dependant chapel.


Exterior Features


Interior Features


Nave arches

Interior Decoration


The oak leaf sculpture on the fragment found in the S aisle is very similar to that in the Transitional Gothic N chapel at Ulcombe, Kent. However, given that this site is around 40 miles away, a direct link seems unlikely.


J. Newman, The Buildings of England: Kent, II, Harmondsworth 1983, 504.

S. Glynne, The Churches of Kent, London 1877, 126.