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Church of the Holy Innocents

A Grade I Listed Building in Adisham, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2441 / 51°14'38"N

Longitude: 1.1903 / 1°11'25"E

OS Eastings: 622765

OS Northings: 154268

OS Grid: TR227542

Mapcode National: GBR VZY.V26

Mapcode Global: VHLGP.LZ4P

Plus Code: 9F3365VR+J4

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Innocents

Listing Date: 30 January 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123715

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170890

Location: Adisham, Canterbury, Kent, CT3

County: Kent

District: Canterbury

Civil Parish: Adisham

Built-Up Area: Adisham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Church of the
Holy Innocents
TR 25 SW 14/3 30.1.67


Built of flint with stone dressings and tiled roof. Cruciform building with
a central tower, a north porch and a chapel to the west of the north transept
and to the north of the nave. The building is largely late C12 except for
the south transept which is Cl3 and has an east gabled projection as at Ickham
and the north porch which is C19, but the base of the tower possibly contains
some earlier Norman work and later C14 windows have been inserted in the nave
and the chapel to the north of it. The whole building was restored in 1869-70
by William White. The nave retains its original stone wall benches. The church
also contains a piece of C15 painted woodwork which once formed part of the
reredos of Canterbury Cathedral and was rescued from destruction in the C17.
Two piscinas and aumbry. Norman font. Early C16 base of rood screen. The
churchyard contains a chest tomb, some oval bodystones, and C18 skull and cherub
motif headstones.

Listing NGR: TR2279454202

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