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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Ashford, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1919 / 51°11'30"N

Longitude: 0.8474 / 0°50'50"E

OS Eastings: 599062

OS Northings: 147483

OS Grid: TQ990474

Mapcode National: GBR RW8.C15

Mapcode Global: VHKKF.M9VN

Plus Code: 9F325RRW+QX

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 14 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068690

English Heritage Legacy ID: 181309

Location: Westwell, Ashford, Kent, TN25

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Westwell

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

Church of St. Mary
TQ 94 NE 11/1 14.2.67.


Chancel with north and south porches, nave with aisles, south porch and west
tower with broached shingled stairs. C13, except C16 south porch. Four bay
nave. The columns of the south arcade of the nave lean outwards and are supported
by wooden braces or flying buttresses right across the south aisle. The exterior
south wall of aisle is also supported by a brick buttress, added in 1885.
The stone chancel arch, or screen is most unusual and consists of 2 very tall
thin columns in the centre, forming 3 narrow arches with trefoil heads. Stone
vault to the chancel roof. Choir stalls arranged in monastic fashion. South
aisle has a collar beam and crown post roof. Piscina and triple sedilia.
The churchyard contains C17 headstones, with primitive skulls incised, C13
headstones with cherub motifs and oval bodystones.

Listing NGR: TQ9901247488

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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