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Church of St Pancras

A Grade I Listed Building in Dover, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1823 / 51°10'56"N

Longitude: 1.253 / 1°15'10"E

OS Eastings: 627440

OS Northings: 147594

OS Grid: TR274475

Mapcode National: GBR W0S.ZHN

Mapcode Global: VHLH3.NKR0

Plus Code: 9F3357J3+W5

Entry Name: Church of St Pancras

Listing Date: 22 August 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1069988

English Heritage Legacy ID: 178623

Location: Shepherdswell with Coldred, Dover, Kent, CT15

County: Kent

District: Dover

Civil Parish: Shepherdswell with Coldred

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TR 24 NE

CHURCH ROAD (west side)
Church of St. Pancras


Parish Church. Saxon, altered C11, with some C14 and C15 fenestration. South porch of 1890. Restored 1866, 1890 and 1923. Chancel south and east walls and nave north wall rendered, elsewhere built of coursed flint, sometimes laid herring-bone fashion. Banded tiled roof. Chancel and nave with north vestry, south porch and western bellcote.

Saxon evidence includes single splayed windows with heads moulded from single stone in west wall, with small roundel over, and nave and chancel north walls, and flint quoins, in part replaced by ashlar blocks. Two C14 window nave and C15 two light chancel south wall. C19 decorated style east window. South porch dated 1890, arcaded wooden structure on flint base, with simple chamfered C14 doorway, (with original door?) with fragment of earlier zig-zag moulding over. North vestry of 1890, with double lancet, chimney and reset medieval dedication cross. West bell turret originally C14, rebuilt early C20.

Interior: nave with roof of three simple crown posts; chancel with C19 trussed rafter roof. Curious rectangular opening above north door into vestry. Chancel stepped in, no arch. East window reveal with chamfered elliptical head and brought all way down to floor, with inserted C19 window. Fittings: aumbrey in nave north wall, otherwise all C19, with simple twisted baluster altar rail with fleur-de-lys brackets, two cast iron lamp brackets and two wrought iron candle brackets in chancel, bench piers, pulpit and octagonal font, all C19. C14 bell in chancel removed 1939 from bellcote. Brass inscription on chancel south wall to William Fyntch, Gent. d.1615. Monument to Edward Pettit, Vicar of Sheperdswell and Coldred (a combined living from 1584 to 1910). Oval wall plaque within bolection moulded panel with broken pediment and cartouche over, and winged death's head and cartouches on apron. The only other dedication to St. Pancras in Kent of six in the whole country) is in the very early Saxon Church of St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury.

Coldred Church stands within an earthwork of indeterminate, but possibly Roman date.

Listing NGR: TR2736947546

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