Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

The Great Ship, Snargate

The great ship (which is the proper name for this kind of large merchantman) is painted on the north wall of St Dunstan's Snargate, Romney Marsh. It dates from c.1500- give or take 20 years. According to local tradition, a picture of a ship- placed so as to be visible from the south door- was a sign to those in the know that the church that contained it was a safe place to stash smuggled goods.

(Information from R.S. Sharman's "A Guide to the Parish and Church, Snargate, Kent)
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