St Margaret's Church, Barming Church

Image Source: John Vigar


An isolated church at the end of a lane above the River Medway. Norman origins are obvious - three windows in the east wall indicate the earliest work. The nave is also early and to this was added the fifteenth century tower with stair turret and needle-like spire. The north aisle was a nineteenth century addition and the chancel was restored by Sir Ninian Comper and represents some of his earliest work. Later generations have, unfortunately, undone much of his original design. The memorable feature of the church is the set of fourteenth century Rhenish carvings showing St Michael, Samson and Our Lord worked into bench ends in the chancel.



Church Data


1851 Census Details


Seating Capacity: 250

Morning Attendance: 150

Afternoon Attendance: 180

Evening Attendance: No service


Architecture Details


Original Build Date/Architect: Medieval

Restoration: 1850 Hakewill

Second Restoration: 1898 Comper









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