St George's Church, Gravesend  Church

Image Source: John Salmon


This town centre church is famous as the burial place of Princess Pocahontas, but her actual grave is unknown. Built in the early eighteenth century after its medieval predecessor was destroyed by fire, the church still retains many of its original features. The north aisle was added in the 19th century and its rather rumbustuous arcade of polished marble is either `out of character` or `a stunning contrast`, depending on your point of view. The west galley, unlike its north and south counterparts, survives, but the odd arrangement of windows on the south side, built to serve a galleried interior, is not quite successful. The stained glass varies in quality, some of the best being the Heaton Butler and Bayne windows in the lower south wall. All in all a lovely and well used church with unexpected touches. Do try to visit it.



Church Data


1851 Census Details


Seating Capacity: 860

Morning Attendance: 615

Afternoon Attendance: 208

Evening Attendance: 615


Architecture Details


Original Build Date/Architect: Sloane 1731


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