St Dunstan's Church
I like churches. Not only are they a refuge when walking in inclement weather, they are a fascinating reminder of our turbulent religious heritage. It's hard to appreciate sometimes that these buildings have features that date back hundreds of years. And St Dunstan's Church, Snargate, Kent is no exception.
The nave dates back to the 13th century, the gabled roof from the 14th century and the perpendicular tower the 15th century. Unfortunately, in his wisdom, Rev Edward Wilkinson decided to 'restore' the church by removing many centuries old aspects. One interesting remaining feature though, is a wall painting from the 1500s of a sailing ship on the north aisle – the mark of a smuggler safe haven. Naughty!