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The town was favoured by King Stephen who established Faversham Abbey, which survived until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1538.Subsequently, the town became an important seaport and established itself as a centre for brewing, and the Shepherd Neame Brewery, founded in 1698, remains a significant major employer.The town was less than 10 miles from Canterbury, Numerous remains of Roman buildings have been discovered in and around Faversham, including under St Mary of Charity Church where coins and urns were discovered during reconstruction of the western tower in 1794.In 2013, the remains of a 2,000-year-old Roman theatre, able to accommodate some 12,000 people, were discovered at a hillside near the town.

He became a key figure in exporting corn, wheat and malt to London from the town.All three gunpowder factories closed in 1934 due to the impending threat of World War II.Production was moved to Ardeer in Ayrshire, Scotland, and the munition industry around Faversham is now extinct.Faversham has a number of landmarks, with several historic churches including St Mary of Charity, Faversham Parish Church, the Maison Dieu and Faversham Recreation Ground.Faversham Market has been established for over 900 years and is still based in the town centre.

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