Penshurst Place

Penshurst Place


Penshurst Place is the ancestral home of the Sydney family who ownded the Penshurst estate. The present manor house was built in 1341. This medieval house is one of the most complete examples of 14th-century domestic architecture in England surviving in its original location.

School Visits

Penhurst Church

The church is delighted to welcome visiting school parties of both primary and secondary age groups.

Educational Material

We are currently developing educational packs to tie in to the National Curriculum but are glad in the meanwhile to work with teachers to design linking material in advance and to provide guidance or assistance during the visit. Visits can also be combined with the adjacent Penshurst Place.

Please contact for further information.


Examples of topics that the church can illustrate:

Local history

Revolution – via Civil War damage

Religion and the poor – via the dole table

Costume in the Middle Ages – via bronzes

The Victorians and religion – via changes made to the church



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