image for Church item typeSt Mary Magdalene Church

Church, free entry


The Street,
Nr Gravesend,
DA12 3DB


Visitors are immediately struck by the enormity of this parish church. Built during the 13th and 14th Century by the de Cobham family, it is renowned for its collection of rare medieval brasses, said to be the finest in the world. Fifteen of these form a ‘pavement’ in the chancel and are available for rubbing by appointment. The Chancel also contains the 16th century Brooke Tomb, complete with effigies of the then Lord Cobham and his wife, which is a particularly high quality sculpture for Elizabethan times.

Public toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedVenue approved for civil marriage


Free entry



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Map reference: TQ 668686  Lat: 51.39192 Long: 0.39606


  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage