Reculver, Kent, England

Reculver Towers

Reculver Towers

St Mary's Church was founded in the 7th century as either a minster or a monastery on the site of a Roman fort, which was then at the north-eastern extremity of Kent. It later became the site of an Anglo-Saxon monastery before becoming the parish church for Reculver.


The tall towers were built in a remodelling of the church in the 12th century. Much of the site has been lost to coastal erosion, but alongside the twin towers are the ruined remains of the early Roman fort.


Two hooded figures have been sighted here at night, but when approached they simply melted away. There are also reports of the sounds of a crying baby being heard here.


Pictured is a view of the Towers courtesy of N Chadwick.

Reculver Towers,



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For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Haunted Heritage by John Mason.


Visitor Information

Reculver is a village in Kent, England.

It is situated about 3 miles east of Herne Bay.

Pictured left is the Reculver Towers courtesy of Marathon. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.