All Saints, Galley Hill Church

Image Source: Old Photograph


A knockout church by Norman Shaw, designed in 1893 and opened in 1895, this flint building dominates its hill top location next to the old Dover road north of Swanscombe. That this expensive church (it cost 6000) should have had such a short shelf life is criminal. It closed in 1971 and is now converted to apartments. Many of the furnishings are now to be found in Swanscombe parish church, including some antique pieces donated by the White family who were the main benefactors of the church. The chancel panelling and reredos in the picture were by Gerald Horsley and were not part of the original design.



Church Data


1851 Census Details


Seating Capacity: Not built

Morning Attendance: Not built

Afternoon Attendance: Not built

Evening Attendance: Not built


Architecture Details


Original Build Date/Architect: Norman Shaw


Second Restoration:










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