History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Former Church of St Lawrence

A Grade II Listed Building in Allington, Kent

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.2923 / 51°17'32"N

Longitude: 0.5059 / 0°30'21"E

OS Eastings: 574821

OS Northings: 157783

OS Grid: TQ748577

Mapcode National: GBR PQT.W5Y

Mapcode Global: VHJM6.QSB5

Plus Code: 9F327GR4+W9

Entry Name: Former Church of St Lawrence

Listing Date: 30 July 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086399

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173268

Location: Allington, Maidstone, Kent, ME16

County: Kent

District: Maidstone

Electoral Ward/Division: Allington

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Tagged with: Former church

Find accommodation in


883/8/169 CASTLE ROAD
30-JUL-51 (Northwest side)

(Formerly listed as:

A C19 rebuilding but preserving a medieval N doorway in the N face of the tower. Architects unidentified.

MATERIALS: Local sandstone rubble and ashlar with freestone dressings. Red clay tile roofs

PLAN: Nave, chancel, NW tower-porch, S transeptal projection, probably former vestry (N).

EXTERIOR: At the NE corner is a large squat, unbuttressed tower which, on its N face, incorporates a pointed medieval doorway with a moulded arch and a hood-moulded with stops. At the top of the tower are plain single-light lancets. The spire too is squat and is of the chamfer type. The E end has a pair of lancet windows with a circular, cinquefoiled window between and above them. The W window has three lancets grouped under a hood-mould. There is no distinction between the levels of the nave and chancel roofs. On the S side there is a gabled projection with a pair of lancet windows in the S wall.

INTERIOR: Not inspected. The interior has been converted into living accommodation.

HISTORY: This former church was converted to residential use c1980.

Newman, J., The Buildings of England: West Kent and the Weald (1980), 128.

The former church of St Lawrence, Allington, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is a picturesque, small-scale C19 rebuilding of an earlier church and which incorporates a medieval doorway in the N face of the tower.
* The site has archaeological potential /sensitivity in terms of the below-ground remains of the medieval church and burials.

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.