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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Hernhill, Kent

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Latitude: 51.3078 / 51°18'27"N

Longitude: 0.9612 / 0°57'40"E

OS Eastings: 606491

OS Northings: 160681

OS Grid: TR064606

Mapcode National: GBR SW6.XH5

Mapcode Global: VHKJX.MD09

Plus Code: 9F328X56+4F

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 24 January 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1069116

English Heritage Legacy ID: 176734

Location: Hernhill, Swale, Kent, ME13

County: Kent

District: Swale

Civil Parish: Hernhill

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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(South side)

Church of
24.1.67 St. Michael


Parish Church. C15. Chancel rebuilt 1833, restored 1867; nave restored 1877. Chancel, north chapel, nave with aisles and south east chapel,
western tower and north porch. Flint and plain tiled roof. Two stage
western tower with plinth, string course, cornice and battlements with
four times offset diagonal buttresses and south-eastern octagonal stair
turret. Double hollow chamfered western doorway. Roll and hollow chamfer
north porch doorway with rib and stud door, and interior doorway with
hollow chamfer and octagonal attached shafts. Perpendicular C15 tracery
throughout, part restored. Stone over east window with inscription:

This Chancel
Built by
Percy Groves
A.D. 1833

Interior: double hollow chamfered tower arch and attached shafts with
octagonal capitals. Three bay nave arcade with slim shafts in clusters of
4, with moulded capitals and bases. Double hollow chamfered arcade deeply
undercut. Chamfered doorway to stair turret. Roof of 4 crown posts, the
end 2 with shortened posts. North aisle with corbel table, cornice and
rafter roof, south aisle with roof of 3 crown posts. No chancel arch.
Moulded archway through the south east chapel. C19 arch to north (Dawes)
chapel. Fitting: four centred arched doors and stair to missing rood
left. C15 screen of 5 bays with traceried bays attached shafts and
crocketted ogee surrounds, and C19 top section. Chamfered piscina and
aumbrey in south aisle. C18 brass chandelier of 12 sticks. Glass: South
aisle, C18 window heads, and 3 painted panels, the storey of Joseph, signed
C. Handley, 1836 (the Vicar's wife]. In the churchyard are buried John
Nichols Thom alias Sir William Courteney, and 6 of his followers, all
killed in the Courteney Riots of 1838. (See B.O.E. Kent II, 1983, 391).

Listing NGR: TR0656060805

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