The church of St Mary, Chilham, was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, but has a history going back perhaps as far as the 7th century.
Within the nave is a much worn table. This comes from the village school, which used to be located in a small chamber above the south porch. The table is much scored with the graffittii of generations of schoolboys. One carving bears the date 1733. If you look carefully, you'll see more dates.