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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
Entry Name: Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 14 February 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1068690
English Heritage Legacy ID: 181309
Location: Westwell, Ashford, Kent, TN25
Civil Parish: Westwell
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
5272 WESTWELL THE STREET
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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