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Church of St Margaret

A Grade I Listed Building in Hothfield, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1661 / 51°9'57"N

Longitude: 0.8158 / 0°48'56"E

OS Eastings: 596964

OS Northings: 144528

OS Grid: TQ969445

Mapcode National: GBR RWF.WLB

Mapcode Global: VHKKF.3Y4G

Plus Code: 9F325R88+C8

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 14 February 1967

Last Amended: 10 October 1980

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115733

English Heritage Legacy ID: 180971

Location: Hothfield, Ashford, Kent, TN26

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Hothfield

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Church of St Margaret
(formerly listed as
Church of St Mary)
TQ 94 SE 15/1 14.2.67
Built of Kentish ragstone. Chancel with north and south chapels. Nave with
aisles and west tower with shingled spire. The interior has no arches separating
the chancel from the nave or the chapels from the aisles. Three bay nave.
The building contained mediaeval work of several periods but was badly damaged
by lightning in the late C16 or early C17 and was rebuilt by Sir John Tufton,
who died in 1642 and is buried in the church. The north and south chapels
were added in 1876, when the whole church was restored. Credence and aumbry.
Cinquefoil headed piscina and traces of sedilia. "The Lost Chord" was composed
and first played on the organ here, when Sir Arthur Sullivan was a guest of
Lord and Lady Hothfield. The churchyard contains some C18 stone headstones
with hourglass, skull and cherub motifs, and oval bodystones.

Listing NGR: TQ9696444528

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