The Archaeology of St Peter's Church, Sandwich
South East | Kent
Sat 29th Jul 2017
The Archaeology of St Peter's Church, Sandwich
Periods: Medieval
Talk or lecture

Earlier in the year, the Churches Conservation Trust worked on a project with Canterbury Archaeological Trust and Dover Archaeological Group over five weekends on a community excavation at St Peter’s Church.

St Peter’s may have been founded as early as the mid eleventh century, this date indicated by mention in a document of St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury. The earliest surviving fabric dates from the twelfth century, but most of the fabric seen today is of the thirteenth and fourteenth century. In 1661 the central tower of the church collapsed, destroying the south aisle, which despite plans proposed in the nineteenth century, was never rebuilt. The remains now surround a small paved garden – and this is where the excavation took place.

In this talk, we’ll hear from Keith Parfitt from Canterbury Archaeological Trust who was at the dig, tell us about the finds from the excavation and the new information we have learned about the church and the town of Sandwich.

Event details

Organiser: The Churches Conservation Trust
Booking details: You do not need to book this event
Fee details: This event is free to attend

Dates and times

Sat 29th Jul 2017 14:00-15:30

Venues and locations

St Peter's Church, Market Street, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9DA


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