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Church of St James

A Grade I Listed Building in Ditton, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2874 / 51°17'14"N

Longitude: 0.4407 / 0°26'26"E

OS Eastings: 570294

OS Northings: 157081

OS Grid: TQ702570

Mapcode National: GBR NPL.B6R

Mapcode Global: VHJM5.LWCY

Plus Code: 9F327CPR+X7

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 25 August 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1099148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179318

Location: East Malling and Larkfield, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, ME19

County: Kent

Civil Parish: East Malling and Larkfield

Built-Up Area: Ditton

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: East Malling St James

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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25.8.59 Church of St James


Church. C12, C14, rebuilt circa 1450-1500. Ragstone with some early materials,
tiles and tufa, re-used in chancel. West tower, nave with aisles and chancel.
Tower: 3 stages with angle buttresses, not original. Embattled with single
pointed-arched belfrey openings and string below belfrey stage. Clock above
tall west window. Norman windows to north and south (blocked). Clerestory nave
and chancel. Transeptal chapels originally lengthened into aisles, early C14
windows to north, the original chancel windows. C19/C20 chancel east window.
INTERIOR: 3 bay aisle arcades, showing lengthening of transeptal chapels to
become aisles in rhythm of east arches then short piece of wall followed by pair
of west arches. Octagonal piers, double-chamfered arches. Fittings: Sanctuary
panelling, early C17. Font area: Early C16, with doors. Tall panelled base
with tall conical cap of pierced tracery. Pierced cresting to base of birds
attacking fruit. Octagonal stone font. Stained glass: same early C14 glass
in north aisle. Monuments: Thomas Selby, d. 1479. Brass. Richard Adams, do
1522. Brass. Richard Mannyng, d. 1611. Alabaster hanging monument, with
figure with hand on skull. Thomas Twisden, d. 1683. Tablet. Jane Sympson,
d. 1690. Baroque tablet with pediment and scrolls. Jane Twisden, d. 1779 (?).
Tablet. Sir John Twisden, d. 1810. Monument with figure of woman leaning on
urn by Thomas Assiter of Maidstone.

Listing NGR: TQ7024357115

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