Fordwich the smallest town in England (based on population – Guiness Book of Records), and also has the smallest Town Hall in Britain (maximum capacity 41 people). Fordwich lies on the River Stour, a few miles north-east of Canterbury, close to Sturry. Bus and train links to Fordwich and Canterbury are good.
Its town hall, believed to be the smallest still in use, was built in 1544 during the reign of King Henry V111. This splendid building, complete with jail and court room is now licensed for civil weddings.
There is a ducking stool (now housed inside the town hall) that was once used for ducking women in the river after being accused of gossip or for being a scold! St. Mary the virgin church is open every day and if you find it closed the keys can be found at the Fordwich Arms.
Parts of the church are probably over 1000 years old. The four bells in the tower date from 1624-1633. Inside it features family box pews and outside resting by the north wall is the famous Fordwich stone carved from limestone in about 1100, tradionally known as St Augustines Tomb.
The walks we have in Fordwich are: