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The Parish Church of St Leonard

A Grade I Listed Building in Hythe, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0728 / 51°4'22"N

Longitude: 1.0841 / 1°5'2"E

OS Eastings: 616149

OS Northings: 134915

OS Grid: TR161349

Mapcode National: GBR V0L.QWX

Mapcode Global: FRA F658.S7N

Plus Code: 9F3333FM+4J

Entry Name: The Parish Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 3 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068961

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175160

Location: Hythe, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent, CT21

County: Kent

District: Folkestone and Hythe

Civil Parish: Hythe

Built-Up Area: Hythe

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Dates from circa 1100. Alterations by J L Pearson in 1880s. Built of Kentish ragstone with Caen stone window dressings. The interior has a 4 bay nave and North and South aisles with Cl3 and c14 pillars. Clerestory. Chancel arch.
North and South transepts. The tower was added in 1751 and the South Transept
is also c18. The Ambulatory built circa 1220 AD houses a neatly stacked collection of 1200 skulls and 8000 thigh bones of the C13 and c14. It is thought that these were exhumed from the graveyard in order to make more space for the plague victims of the C14 and C15.

Listing NGR: TR1615234913

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