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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Capel-le-Ferne, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.115 / 51°6'53"N

Longitude: 1.2235 / 1°13'24"E

OS Eastings: 625711

OS Northings: 140019

OS Grid: TR257400

Mapcode National: GBR W1Q.44J

Mapcode Global: VHLHH.575L

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 22 August 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1070047

English Heritage Legacy ID: 178555

Location: Capel-le-Ferne, Dover, Kent, CT18

County: Kent

District: Dover

Civil Parish: Capel-le-Ferne

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TR 24 SE CAPEL-LE-FERNE
4/26 Church of
St Mary
22.8.62
GV I
Parish Church, now redundant. C12, with C13 tower and alterations. C14
screen and porch. C15 fenestration. Restored 1890. Flint with plain tiled
roof. Nave, chancel, west tower and south porch. Two stage west tower with
double offset angle buttresses, 2 string courses and parapet. West doorway
with slight billet moulded chamfered arch. C15 fenestration throughout,
with head only of C14 light in north nave with quatrefoils, and small C12
round headed lancet, also in north nave wall. Large, plain gabled C14
porch. Interior: remarkably unrestored; simple chamfered tower arch on
coved abaci, and C13 roof of 3 crown posts. C 14 stone screen to chancel,
with large round-headed chamfered opening high in wall (against which the
rood cross was originally silhouetted), and below a 3 bay arcade with
octagonal piers with moulded capitals and bases and double hollow chamfered
and roll moulded arches, and drip mould or carved head corbels. Four
moulded corbels set above the arcade originally supported the rood screen,
with extra light from the C14 window in north nave wall, only the head of
which survives. Chancel, with simple treatment to screen, and roof of 3
crown posts on moulded wall plate. Fittings: large moulded corbels on east
on north chancel walls, with semi-circular aumbrey on north wall. Simple
chamfered sedile with depressed arch, and trefoil headed piscina with
Bethersden marble angle shaft, a C13 fitting. Reveal of C12 nave window with
painted foliage decoration. Fragments of medieval glass in East window.
Octagonal font on hollow chamfered octagonal stem. Brass: Reset on wooden
wall plaque in chancel. John Gybbis, d.1526, and Margritt his wife. Foot
high figures, with shield over and 4 children below. White marble wall
plaque to General Sir Charles William Dunbar Staveley, d.1896 veteran of
Crimean and Chinese wars, with sarcophagus draped with battle honours and
sword. (See BOE Kent II, 1983, 262).


Listing NGR: TR2532939637

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